Time Traveller, Matthew Napping

Time Traveller, Matthew Napping by Felicia Forte © Felicia Forte  1830mm x 1830mm, oil on linen

Time Traveller, Matthew Napping
by Felicia Forte
© Felicia Forte

Felicia Forte studied at the California Art Institute and The Art Students League of New York. Her work has been seen in numerous exhibitions in the USA. Forte was Artist-in-Residence at de Young Museum of Fine Art, San Francisco and her work Self-Portrait, Melting Point was selected for the BP Portrait Award 2015 exhibition.

Time Traveller, Matthew Napping finds Forte’s sweetheart Matthew DeJong asleep on a sweltering summer’s day in Detroit. Forte says she was struck by the beautiful contrasts in the scene - the ‘cool light from the window meeting intense red light from the bedside lamp and the loneliness of the sleeper amidst the festive colours.’ The portrait was the culmination of a body of new work made in residence summer 2017 at Redbull House of Art in Detroit.  


Shortlisted Artists

An Angel At My Table by Miriam Escofet © Miriam Escofet  1000mm x 700mm, oil on linen over panel

An Angel At My Table
by Miriam Escofet
© Miriam Escofet

Time Traveller, Matthew Napping by Felicia Forte © Felicia Forte  1830mm x 1830mm, oil on linen

Time Traveller, Matthew Napping
by Felicia Forte
© Felicia Forte

A Portrait of two Female Painters by Ania Hobson © Ania Hobson;  1600 x 1200, oil on canvas

A Portrait of two Female Painters
by Ania Hobson
© Ania Hobson

Simone by Zhu Tongyao © Zhu Tongyao;  540mm x 460mm, oil on canvas

Simone
by Zhu Tongyao
© Zhu Tongyao