Medium:Oil on Linen
Size: H 150cm x w 100cm
Artist Vicki Sullivan
I am an Australian Contempory realist artist working in oils and charcoal.
My work is about feelings, emotions and the human condition.
This is a portrait of Yorta Yorta Opera singer Deborah Cheetham. An indigeneous woman who is part of the Stolen Generation.This painting is about Land rights and connection to country. I wanted to reference the famous portraits of the Duchess of Alba by Francisco José de Goya,Born: 30 March 1746, Fuendetodos, Spain
Died: 16 April 1828, with the pose and gesture. Deborah is wearing a silk dot painted dress by the Utopia desert women. Some of her family are coastal people.