Time Traveller, Matthew Napping

Time Traveller (Matthew Napping) by Felicia Forte

Time Traveller, Matthew Napping
by Felicia Forte
© Felicia Forte

Felicia Forte attended the Art Students League of New York in 2006, before moving to San Francisco where since 2010, she has been a full-time artist and painting teacher. Her work has been seen in numerous exhibitions in the USA and was previously selected for the BP Portrait Award in 2015.

The portrait of Forte’s friend Matthew was painted at the end of a residency in Detroit in 2017. Forte describes returning home one day: ‘Matt was napping in the most beautiful combination of cool light from the window and warm light from the bedside lamp. I quietly gathered the information I needed, and returned to the residency to complete his portrait.’

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