by Craig Wylie
oil on canvas, 2012
68 in. x 45 3/8 in. (1728 mm x 1152 mm)
Commissioned as part of the First Prize, BP Portrait Award, 2008, 2012
Sitterback to top
- Dame Kelly Holmes (1970-), Middle distance runner; Olympian. Sitter in 2 portraits.
This portraitback to top
Sittings for this portrait took place in late 2011. The scale of the work is important to the artist, for whom the act of painting creates 'a kind of hyperreality through amplification', appropriately reflecting the sitter's own extraordinary achievements.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Various contributors, National Portrait Gallery: A Portrait of Britain, 2014, p. 280
See this portrait
On display in Room 35 at the National Portrait Gallery