Penny Lovell

The Emotional Lightness of Being


My paintings reference the different emotions people go through, most of which have been heightened in 2020.

Colour has been used to emphasise the mood of the paintings They manipulate our emotions through the use of colour like designers do in advertising. I have used colour in my BOW to express different emotional states. This is accompanied by different expressions on the portraits of friends. The style of the portraits references street art and pop art, specifically Banksy’s stencils and Lichtensteins paintings.