Madeleine, Year 13

  • Painting
  • A2 portrait

In my research into portraiture I came across the work of Paul Cadmus and I liked the way he portrayed male intimacy. I tried painting many different models, male and female, but decided that a male figure was more relevant to the study of Cadmus and I wanted to present a male figure in a way I don't often see in art. I like the way that the subject of my painting looks so relaxed and is meeting the viewer's gaze confidently and suggests a relationship between model and viewer that I hope people can relate to.

Currently on free display at the RA