Performance within Portraiture – 5th February 2013

This talk by Clare Brennan, from the University of Abertay, discussed how her large scale oil paintings and small scale drawings seek to create performance within portraiture, using realism to portray the unreal. She finds the notion of creating fantastical narratives and portraying unattainable beauty within a single image an exhilarating challenge. Her paintings look at life as a series of little performances, short stories and dramatic plays.

Clare’s art is about story telling, holding the viewers attention, compelling them to unravel the tale.

You can view Clare’s talk including copies of her artwork below