the ruby red dress
the ruby red dress

oil on canvas 70x50cm selected Shirley Hannan

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interrupted
interrupted

oil on canvas 40x40cm

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oil sketch
oil sketch

from life oil on matboard

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the ruby red dress
the ruby red dress

oil on canvas 70x50cm selected Shirley Hannan

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many of these portraits are

the result of commissions

my aim is for the portrait to be a conversation and to tell a story about the person

the challenge is to create an image that captures a fleeting expression

or is developed over time with a longer sitting