Imaginary portraiture

In today’s culture, many of the images we see are edited to create an ideal and blemish-free depiction of a subject. 

Taking this concept and combining it with my love for fantasy and mythology, particularly that of the Celtic concept of the ‘Fae’, or fairy-folk, I have created images of my friends and family which translates the portrait into archetype. 

These ‘imagined portraits’ become digital paintings, with reality as the canvas and photo manipulation as the paint.