Gemmajones.net Retro Sixties
I paint celebratory, positive, bold, often nostalgic images of women and girls.
The paintings are in someway a bit of a contradiction if they are thought of as anonymous portraits. They are never paintings of famous people nor even of people I know, maybe they aren't even portraits. They are mostly taken from tiny, un-noticed pieces of vintage pop-culture - an ad, a brochure, an illustration, an old dress pattern. The girls are hence not anyone in particular and at the same time a single image can at once be a thousand anonymous, everyday girls into which the viewer can project themselves.