acrylic and mixed media on wood panel
40 cm x 50 cm
The Golden Girl Series
This painting 'Dance' makes reference to the dance training that my daughter and I both took as a relief from the strains of school.
The Golden Girl series is an ongoing series of paintings. The first three paintings explore what it is to be a teenager. The intense time trying to find the calm in the chaos. Studying for exams and training for a future of dreams, desires, frustrations and the unknown.
The model is an amalgamation of my teenage daughter and myself. As I look at her journey through GCSEs and College applications and reflect on my teenage years. The Golden girl being a reference both to her hair and to being seen perhaps from the outside as having it all and not seeing the struggle within.
I have made a short film about the ideas and creation of these paintings which you can see on my videos page of this site and on my You Tube channel.