The art of portraiture has existed for (probably) about five thousand years … think of cave drawings and, much later, charcoal sketches, paintings, murals, sculpture … mostly created to record or flatter or adorn buildings. The history of portraiture is a rich mix of the conventional (think Rembrandt, Gainsborough etc), the surreal (think Picasso, Magritte etc) and the controversial (think Mapplethorpe, Arbus) and is ever-changing, never so much as in the world of digital technology.
My portraits are the result of many influences and genres from over the centuries … not only designed to record, but to entertain, amuse and – sometimes – tease out a touch of the unusual.
Oh yes, all content on this site is mine … don’t use it for anything otherwise cousin George will have to pay you a visit.
© Jacqui Jay Grafton, November 2018