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"Portrait of a Father"

"Portrait of a Father"
Photo Description: 50cm x 60cm Oil on canvas I was inspired by Rafael Rodriguez Cruz, who won second prize in the BP Portrait Award 2006, to create this piece. He paints his models with an intent stare, which I believe conveys a range of emotions from the individual. I wanted to emulate this, but I wanted to present a positive emotion rather than create a negative melancholy painting. I thought projecting gloom onto my Dad would be false. I think the piece has conveyed the calm and happy nature of my Dad.

Jasmine Hay , 17 yrs

Cardinal Newman College