Blue Coco
by Shaun Downey

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Oil on canvas
508 x 432 x 38 mm

Shaun Downey studied classical drawing and painting at Angel Studios, Toronto, Canada followed by an interpretive illustration course at Sheridan College, Oakville, Ontario. His work has been seen in solo and group exhibitions in New York and Toronto.

The portrait is of Downey's friend Dearbhail, painted in front of a backdrop of 1960s vintage Italian wallpaper. He says: ‘I was immediately struck by her haunting features. I thought Dearbhail would be perfect for the floral pattern motif, she has a kind of ‘60s rebellion in her face, but unmistakable kindness in her eyes'.

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    © Shaun Downey