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'Moon II' depicts Ziyi Zhang in the film 'Hero', I liked this moment of the film because her thoughtful and still expression is in such contrast with her hair blowing wildly in the wind. In the film, Moon is the assassin Broken Sword's loyal apprentice, skilled in using twin swords.

I am attracted to 'close up' images as they often show particularly dramatic, evocative or pensive moments.


These paintings mean different things to different viewers depending on their own experiences and if they know the films, characters and/or actors I'm painting. I want the viewer to engage with my portraits and to be an active participant in creating and interpreting the meaning of the works.