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.
This painting 'Dance' makes reference to the dance training that my daughter and I both took as a relief from the strains of school. 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.
acrylic and mixed media on wood panel
40 cm x 50 cm