The 2023 Victorian Salon des Refusés
This portrait was submitted to The Lester Prize.
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Cat#27 Louise Otten
Acrylic on Canvas
60 w x 60 h cm
This portrait is about poetry in motion. Kevin Mutton has been writing poetry for many years. A few years ago, he published a book with a collection of his poems. Incorporated are some of the many poets who have inspired him.
From a very young age, I was drawing and painting. My inspiration came then mostly from nature and it is still now. Symbolism plays a role in most of my works. I also love painting portraits.
I have developed my technique over many years, rarely mixing colours but layering thin coats of diluted paint. The weekly Life Drawing sessions which I host in my Studio are very important in my development as an artist. I am forever learning.