The 2021 Victorian Salon des Refusés
This portrait was submitted to the Paul Guest Prize.
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Cat #17 Joanne Morris
Charcoal on Cotton Rag
76 cm high x 105 cm wide
This intricate portrait depicts the detail of face and personality.
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 brushes; 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.”