"Majestica" / 16" x 20" / acrylic on canvas / 2016

“Majestica” represents female regality. It is a portrait of a woman exuding confidence and poise. Her facial features are doubled and the portrait is comprised of colorful shapes and swirls. She is resolutely the queen of her world and any world that connects with hers. Her rich rainbow-colored palette demands attention.

This piece is inspired by ancient Egyptian art, 80s new wave aesthetic, and images of pop icon Grace Jones. It continues a series of portraits which explore aspects of feminine presentation and identity. The greater series of paintings aims to challenge and confront expectations placed on the human form.