'Mark's clothes' (2016) 16" x 20" Oil mixed with a small amount of Mark's ashes on linen.
Boots, Jacket, Trousers, Waistcoat, Grandad t-shirt, Flat cap, Pants, Socks. These are the clothes I chose for Mark to wear for his cremation. He loved these clothes but he thought the boots were too old, however, he always wore them over anything else. They have so much of his character in them. I worked from a photograph I took at the time. Lila-Pearl and I made a decision to paint a small amount of Mark's ashes into this painting, we did it together...
About the Artist
Thea Penna Paulding
I was born in Harlow, Essex, and after completing my Art Foundation course at Harlow college I moved to Wakefield for three years where I studied Surface Pattern Design at Bretton Hall college of Art (part of Leeds University), which I loved. I was encouraged to use portraiture in my textile…View full profile