Fresh From The Market was inspired by a photograph I took while walking, the streets of Old Havana. After spending a few days in Havana and experiencing how difficult it is to find different produce daily, I had so much appreciation for all the work that goes into preparing a meal, and I wanted to capture that in my art.
I used acrylic paint with a monochrome colour scheme for the portrait and for contrast in the background I used recycled candy wrappers in different colours. The shapes in the background represent that of the leaves of the lettuce.
Title: “Fresh From The Market”
Dimensions: 600 x 400mm
Medium: Mixed Medium (Acrylic Paint, Softi Candy Wrappers)
Blue Eyed Boy was inspired by a photograph I took while enjoying lunch at a restaurant in Old Havana. There were a few children in the plaza playing and running around after school. Through all the laughter there was a little boy that caught my eye. He seemed to be very deep in thought, and I wanted to capture that in my art.
I used acrylic paint with a monochrome colour scheme for the portrait and for contrast in the background I used a variety of different recycled materials to represent a cloud. The blue and white are the shades for the clouds, and represent the boy with his head in those clouds.
Title: “Blue Eyed Boy”
Dimensions: 500mm x 700mm
Medium: Mixed Medium (Acrylic paint, Wedding invitation, Milk and cereal boxes, water bottle wrappers )