Deep Within by Tina Spratt

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Tina Spratt

Deep Within

2022

116.84 x 60.96 cm | 46 x 24 in

Oil on linen

  • Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc. Award

This painting continues to explore the female figure and emotions present when we are alone. I wanted to portray a natural pose but with an introspective mood, to hopefully draw in the viewer to wonder about her, and what her story may be. The combination of the sheer delicate fabric and the beautiful, highly detailed shawl, add a beauty and calmness to the painting to mirror the model and her mood. There is an intimacy, but also mystery. I have an ongoing fascination exploring the interaction of a variety of textures and patterns of fabrics next to the figure, and how these can intereact to be visually interesting, but also a metaphor for emotions going on beneath the surface. I also love playing with light in my work and it’s ability to tell it’s own story and preserve a moment in time.