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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.

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