The 2022 Victorian Salon des Refusés
This portrait was submitted to the Tatiara Art Prize
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Cat#20 Joanne Morris
Charcoal & Mixed Media on Archival Pigment Print on Paper
105 cm w x 75 h
This intricate portrait depicts the detail of face, personality and nature. My highly realistic, black-and-white style draws attention to light and shadow without the distraction of colour. My works are painted using finely ground charcoal and hand-crafted tools; an organic approach that breathes life and meaning into my portraits.
I create with a method called ‘painting with charcoal’ using fine animal hair brushes I craft myself plus charcoal powder. I can achieve a dramatic effect of contrasting light and shadow. I love using these ancient
techniques to create realism, drama and depth in my works.