Early in 2018 I was contacted by a charity called Poverty Truth Commision and asked if I could help create an artwork sympathetic and illustrative to their cause.
“Nobody” was the result of much contemplation and many, many sketches and reworking and is purely an imagined portrait. Creating a painting solely from imagination is very difficult and hugely challenging especially as I really wanted to be able to produce a portrait that was authentic, meaningful and engaging.
In the end, I was happy with the finished painting and hugely honoured to have been able to assist the charity even in a small way.
“Nobody” symbolises the dehumanization and isolation felt by those affected by poverty.