This is a portrait drawing which was recently exhibited in the (London) National Portrait Gallery’s ‘Portrait Gala 2014’ (http://ow.ly/udrha). It’s about A5 in size and drawn (and written on) in silverpoint on gesso.
I’m presently working a series of four similar portrait drawings. Each portrait drawing is based on a photo booth picture of my mum and the texts will be made up of multiple versions of hand-written text which recall, amongst other things, certain family memories and linking these with a wider social and historical context – you have to spend time with it.
I’ve been offered a small exhibition at Millennium St Ives, later in the year, and I’m looking forward to putting the work together for this.
I’ve written the last of my six blogs for The Beaney (aka The Royal Museum and Art Gallery), in Canterbury, and you can find these via this link: http://www.canterbury.co.uk/Beaney/explore/Armchair-Residency-Roy-Eastland.aspx
The Jerwood Drawing Prize 2013 makes it’s way to Canterbury’s Sidney Cooper Gallery at the end of next week and so anyone who wants to see it and can get there to see it should do so.