India Durban

I am a Fine Art Graduate of Falmouth University originally from Norfolk. My practice involves capturing the essence of a person close to me, in this instance my brother, within a momentary shot. Capturing the interior thought and personality of a person through a painting is my ultimate aim. Instinctively, I see skin tones and flesh with rich, exaggerated colour and tone, which allows me to use oil paint to create vast intense portraits, enhancing the power of colour and tone within the face. I am specifically drawn to pinks, reds and oranges connoting warmth and life. I focus on the eyes within my work and the power they hold, creating a personal and raw emotional connection between the stripped back subject and the viewer. I aim to bring honesty to the subject, not merely a visceral, visual truth, but to encompass the entirety of my subject.