This is my submission to "The Saints," an exhibition at The Hermit's Lamp in Oakwood Village, Toronto.
My love of medieval art greatly influenced the approach I took with Joan of Arc. I chose her because she was French and fearless, plus I love a mystery and there is much debate as to the origin of her visions. One theory proposes that she suffered from temporal lobe epilepsy but I prefer to think that she was highly intuitive, hence the fire at her third eye point.
I thoroughly enjoyed the process of making this portrait and felt a definite breakthrough in my control of the medium of oils. The show runs until May 15, 2014.
I am an illustrator with many years of experience in publishing, editorial, advertising and corporate. My illustration technique is linocut, printed and scanned with color applied in Photoshop. I love mixing old school and digital technologies and now am learning to paint in oils and with a wacom tablet. I'll post my learning curve here. Variety, the spice of life!