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Loosing control

I’ve been thinking of doing a piece on a iconic figure, which I have not done for some time. Looking to reach out in vivid colours once again. I decided on Marilyn Monroe as I felt the images depicted by the media do not show what lay beneath. A woman who seemed to have it all but in reality was a lost, out of control soul.

I can connect with this feeling in the style that I paint. My autism feels a need to control, of keeping everything in order, of just so… hence why I use drips in my work. Looking to break that control of a staid perfection, of a simple image by dripping my emotions into the painting and in the process, I hope, bringing the painting to life.