Lila Pearl
by Thea Penna

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Acrylic on canvas
505 x 505 x 30 mm

Thea Penna undertook a BA (Hons) degree in textile and surface pattern design at Bretton Hall College, University of Leeds and an MA degree in printed textiles at the Royal College of Arts. Her work has been seen in several group shows in London, and in a solo exhibition in her home town of Harlow, Essex.

The portrait is of Penna's two-year-old daughter Lila, painted by natural, winter daylight in their home. Penna says of the portrait: ‘I set out to capture the vulnerability that I, as her mother, see and feel all the time'.

    © Thea Penna