Felicity has always been drawn to works of art that depict or discuss people. Her journey into figurative painting began, like many, with portrait painting. She was fascinated with the idea of being able to represent an individual personality or feeling through paint, using expressive colours, brushstrokes and unusual compositions to emulate the character of the subject.
With body positivity/inclusivity movements and fourth wave feminism being strong passions of hers, she wanted to find ways to immortalise her subjects in paint, without simply focusing on their appearance and ‘good’ representative painting. Taking images from social media, her own photographs, and publicly submitted images, she began working with cropping and stylising photographs, to create images and compositions that blurred the line between the figurative and abstract; where the curves of hips and shoulders became mountain ranges and skylines, where elbows and earlobes were bold geometric shapes, and the rolls of stomachs or bruised shins became flowing lines and splashes of paint.
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Size: 100 x 150cm
View more of Felicity's work here.