Seeing moments of people’s lives - people whom I may never meet nor see again - causes a sudden realisation of other peoples' complexities. Everyone leads lives I will never know and think thoughts I will never hear. It is that notion that I explore in this small series of works, 'Public Frames'.
Inspired by the Baroque, my works utilises stark contrasts between light and dark, dynamic movement and black and white underpainting techniques to mirror the works of Caravaggio, Gentileschi and Rembrandt. I also draw upon the techniques of still life, as the subjects of the paintings travel with their personal items; objects that define their hobbies or work.
This series is inspired by the photography of Gemmy Woud-Binnendijk , Leo Berne, Vadim Ghirda and Dan Sully.