An original oil painting based on the photographs of Katharine Hepburn. Deeply moved by an interview with Clive James that showed Ms Hepburn’s incredible character, I was inspired to create this work.
This portrait is painted on canvas and is a portrait of the incredible actor
Katharine Hepburn stayed well and active throughout her 98 years and still is a great inspiration for actors. During the process of completing a portrait, I begin by getting a basic composition in place. This will include capturing the characteristics of the individual. Then I will apply several layers of paint.
As the character develops I will find any material for example with Hepburn an interview inspired me greatly. The layers of paint gradually bring it alive. My aim is to reveal a freshness that is almost alive when you are in its company.
I have aimed to capture her grace and strength in this work.
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