Karen Kingsley - Edna Earl - Award of Merit
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Acrylic on canvas
40 x 30
"Reminiscent of portraits by well-known artist Alice Neel, Kingsley's portrait of Edna Earl presents an isolated figure with an unapologetic stare and a vacuous space.
The sitter's psychology and personal narrative dominate this work. The empty space surrounding the subject forces our eye to the sitter's confrontational gaze, perched regally in all her fineries. She appears to reign over her omitted space, piquing our curiosity with things unseen."
This Award of Merit was sponsored by Beth Smith.