Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Painting Aimee

Portrait of Aimee Board, 2017, oil on linen, 46 x 35.75 cm


Aimee and I were at RMIT Art School together but in different years. I had an exhibition at Warrnambool early this year and Aimee happened to be working there. After meeting again 17 years later we got to talking about portraits. Aimee was doing a Masters degree at Melbourne University, and one of her subjects was the portrait photographer Athol Shmith.  It seemed a natural progression that we then decided to do a series of portraits. The profile below was the first, so who knows where this may lead.


Aimee, 2017, charcoal and white pastel, 69.75 x 41 cm