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“Resilient” oil on canvas 16in X 20in. This piece means a lot to me. I’ve had darkness and struggles in my life that destroyed me , shaped me , and molded me. I’ve had the idea of painting a portrait of a woman coming out of the darkness and into the light for some time now. When I saw a photograph of @plantifulsoul I immediately felt that she was the woman I wanted to portray. To represent all the women who have suffered and struggled but have found the light. Here’s a poem I wrote before painting this piece. I hope it brings you comfort that you are not alone... you can always find the light. . . “She finally arose from the ashes of her guilt and the burden that pulled her towards the darkness. Freeing herself from the shackles she had once placed on herself. She found the light as the light found her. Now in times of darkness , she will always look up and be found again.”

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Will Young. 5th Portrait for #mypaotw for @artistoftheyear . Was so gripped this week watching @hoookart paint and listening to Christian’s conversation with @willyoungofficial I couldn’t concentrate painting myself , I barely got an outline! I’m now wondering who it is this Sunday! Thank you once again @katebryan_art @kathleen.soriano @taishanschierenberg . . . . . #paotw #celebrityportrait #willyoung #willyoungofficial #portraiture #oilpainting #skyarts #skyportraitartistoftheyear #face #faceportrait #celebrity #portraitpainting #allaprima #allaprimapainting #allaprimaportrait #portraitzoom #femaleartist #britishartist #portraitcommission #contemporarypainting #oilportrait

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My 5th #portraitsfornhsheroes this is Hannah who is a junior doctor at UCH working in the Neuro ITU as a core medical trainee. Well done @tomcroftartist for initiating this fantastic project. #portraitsfornhsheroes #oilpainting #portraitpainting #nhs #lockdown2020 #lockdownart