Thoughts and folds
Peek
Undercover
Patched up
Protected
In my thoughts
Hide Away
Stretched
Emerging
Hibernate
Comfort
Broken sleep
Marguerite
Thistles
Time out
Whisper
Deep in thought
Folded
Turn the other cheek
You spin me round
Keeping an eye on you
Secret smile
On a wing and a prayer
Silent song
Ponytails
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© Copyright 1996-2020 Denise Findlay

scottish portrait artist figurative art painting portrait artist glasgow scotland renowned commission international glasgow school of art drawing award winning sky arts  

Thoughts and folds

In 2006 my father passed away. I produced a body of work for a solo show about my grieving process. I used myself as my model, from above, like an outsider looking in. The intricacy of the folds relates to the depth of emotions that I felt while also offering comfort and strength that I had to find. I am often in a fetal pose, expressing the helplessness. This body of paintings addresses the stages of grief that we go through: denial, depression, anger and acceptance.