Sue Rubira at BP National Portrait GalleryExhibition
I’d never have imagined that an incredible, stunningly painted image like this would appear on my blog.
Before you think I’ve been faking my lack of painting skills, you should know that this wonderful, mesmerizing face was beautifully and intricately painted by the incredibly talented British artist Sue Rubira. The face draws you in and you see the person behind the eyes. It’s hard to look away.
Today sees the start of the BP exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London where Sue will be exhibiting this intimately observed portrait called “Maggie”. It was briefly shown on the BBC1 News last night as well. Many congratulations Sue.
I’m going to see it ‘in the flesh’ next week and I honestly can’t wait.
UPDATE: After finally getting to see this wonderful painting I am even more in awe of Sue Rubira as an artist. I can honestly say that the image on this post doesn’t do justice to the actual painting. Not only does Sue have the ability to produce a wonderful painting with incredible skill – she seems to have captured the very essence of Maggie. I’m not exaggerating when I say that looking at the original it is possible to clearly see the love that flows between model and artist.