Fourteen hyper-realistic pen and pencil portraits.
The work of Natalie Knowles aged 15-17 at the time.
Predominantly completed in the year 2000, the portraits capture a moment in time.
Works of unbelievable technique, the portraits are a masterclass in mark-making.
It is with a mixture of trepidation and excitement that I am exhibiting the portraits in 2018. For the first time ever all fourteen hyper-realistic portraits will be presented in chronological order in one room. They will tell the story of the summer in the year 2000 when my artist studies of Goya and Anton Rafael Mengs evolved into the behemoth portraits of Peter Cushing, David Beckham and King Fahd of Saudi Arabia. There are the portraits that are studies in dot patterns and scars: Joaquin Phoenix and Kirk Douglas. There are the final portraits: Russell Crowe (2001) and George Lucas (2002), exercises in fragmentation.
The portraits are exceptional and it is my privilege to tell their story.
The Portraits will be on exhibition at Anteros Arts Foundation, Norwich from Tuesday 7th August until Thursday 23rd August.
Private view: Thursday 9th August.