Aunty Therese

Aunty Therese by Gandee Vasan

Aunty Therese
by Gandee Vasan
© Gandee Vasan

Gandee Vasan (b.1962) gained a BA (Hons) degree in fine art, painting, at Kingston Polytechnic. He won the Royal Society of Portrait Painters’ Prize for a Young Artist in 1985, leading to a commission to paint Harold Macmillan, 1st Earl of Stockdale for the Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspapermakers. Vasan’s photographic work has been seen in the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery in 2005 and 2012.

The portrait is of the Irish aunt of the artist’s wife, who lives in Canada. It was completed in one sitting of about 6–8 hours and the artist’s aim was to capture her ‘indomitable spirit’ and energy as a gift for her family.

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