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Inheritance: A Portrait of Amore, oil on linen, 50cm x 60cm

Inheritance: A Portrait of Amore, oil on linen, 50cm x 60cm

Shown above is a recent portrait that I completed in January.  The subject is an aspiring jazz singer Amore.  She is very outgoing and extremely positive.  In this picture I wanted to explore the idea a personal responsibility in relation to familial identity.  Amore wanted to pose in her Grandmother’s velvet jacket. (Unfortunately, my work does not photograph very well with all the glazing that I use.) As a performer she is very conscious of her appearance and personae.  I wanted to get across her inner determination(necessary for all creative paths) via her expression.