Contemporary Icons

The idea of the female gaze is central to my painted portraits of iconic female characters from film and television. I'm mesmerised by the power these characters hold in the collective psyche.

My Contemporary Icons series explores the relationship between painting and cinema, trying to capture, as Barthes says in Mythologies, "that moment in cinema when capturing the human face still plunged audiences into the deepest ecstasy". I want the viewer to lose themselves in the complexity and emotion of the human face.


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