Openings

Openings by Thomas Ehretsmann

Openings
by Thomas Ehretsmann
© Thomas Ehretsmann

Thomas Ehretsmann (b.1974) gained a degree in illustration from the Ecole des arts décoratifs de Strasbourg (France). His work has been published in numerous books and international magazines and seen in group exhibitions in New York, Strasbourg and Paris. His work was previously selected for the BP Portrait Award in 2016 and 2017, winning second prize.

The portrait is of Mathilde, a student and artist’s model, and was derived from sketches and reference photographs. The concept of the work was uppermost in the artist’s mind during the process rather than purely capturing a likeness, however he felt that Mathilde’s personality came to infuse the overall mood and composition.

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