Other (Visual Representation BA (Specialisation: Painting) , 2013)
I always liked figurative painting/portraiture. When I started to paint my main subject was myself. I was really interested to find my place as a young woman, a painter, an individual. As years went by my subjects and interests are more about surrounding people now. I would like to express characters as much as my feelings about my subject too.
Athena works with bold colourful strokes, exposed linen and layers of resin, she uses oil paints to sculpt her portraits. Scraping away as much paint and detail as possible whilst still retaining the feeling of a person.
She strips portraiture back to its bare essence, emphasising the silent and captivating dialogue between the sitter and viewer