acrylic and mixed media on wood panel
40 cm x 50 cm
Here the girl looks to the butterfly as a symbol of hope, change and transformation. Where the first three paintings dealt with the struggle of early teenage years, now she moves on from school to College where she starts to explore herself and the adult that she is becoming.
These paintings are a reflection on my daughter’s and my own journey through teenage years. The model is my daughter, but her hair colour is mine. The sketches and photographic reference I worked from was created before and after my daughter’s Zoom dance lessons during the lockdown period.
This painting was selected by art collector Mervyn Metcalf as part of 'The ING Discerning Eye Exhibition' 2020 at The Mall Galleries, London.