Just To Feel Normal
by Ian Cumberland
Oil on linen
1500 x 1000 mm
The prize winners for the BP Portrait Award 2011 will be announced at an Awards Ceremony on 14 June 2011.
The Third Prize was awarded to Ian Cumberland for Just to Feel Normal.
Ian Cumberland studied fine art at the University of Ulster. His work has been seen in a solo exhibition in London and in numerous group exhibitions in New York, London, Dublin and Belfast. He was selected for the KPMG Emerging Artist Award in both 2009 and 2010, and won First Prize in the Davy Portrait Award, 2010. His work was included in the BP Portrait Award 2009.
This portrait of one of Cumberland’s friends began with two sittings in the artist’s studio. Cumberland sketched from the model directly onto the canvas, reworking during the sittings. The painting was then completed from reference photographs.
© Ian Cumberland