Winner, SPA Young Fine Artist 2018
Portrait of Saul
I am seventeen years old, and a student at St Thomas of Aquin’s High School, where I studied art to Higher level. This portrait was created for my Higher final and is of my brother, Saul. I like working with oils, but I chose watercolour for this painting because I find it easier to create detail and subtlety with watercolour. I tried to keep the portrait simple, because I wanted to create a quiet atmosphere. It’s rare to have a moment of quiet with Saul, but you can sometimes catch him taking a moment to gaze if you look closely.