The Cambridge Studio Gallery’s Who Is Looking At You? is an annual Portrait Prize for works depicting the human face as its subject matter. All mediums were accepted and unique approaches encouraged.
I submitted my portrait of Isobel. Isobel is my friend’s first grand-daughter. She has a lovely face which she wore with big bright eyes staring at us inquisitively. I learned of my friend’s sudden passing when he was overseas whilst I was painting Isobel. That was just an unbearable shock to us. Now, every time I look at the painting, I could see my friend’s smile within Isobel’s and his look in Isobel’s eyes.
I feel very humbled to have been announced as a finalist for this painting.