Laura

Laura by Shawn McGovern

Laura
by Shawn McGovern
© Shawn McGovern

Shawn McGovern gained a BA (Hons) in painting at Wimbledon School of Art with post-graduate studies at the Royal Drawing School. His work has been included in group exhibitions including those of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters (2017, 2018), winning the Ondaatje Portrait Prize, 2017. He was previously included in the BP Portrait Award in 2015.

The portrait is of the musician Laura Mvula whom McGovern contacted to ask if she would sit for her portrait. In the four-hour sitting McGovern made sketches and took reference photographs from which he later completed this painting.

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