Aloise - acrylic on canvas board, framed 63cm x 49cm. Not for sale.

This is a portrait of one of my closest friends who has greatly helped my progression as an artist in the past few years. She has supported me via her Dharma courses and encouraged me to follow my creative journey. It has been created in the style I like to paint using acrylics. I like that the subject has edge with the way the shadows fall on the face. To me it presents kindness, an element of mystery and a sense of strength which drew me to use that particular photo as reference for the painting.