Lauren and Dexter
by Philip Renforth

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Oil on linen on board
1300 x 950 mm

Philip Renforth trained in fine art and works as an occupational therapist. He has won Northern Arts and Southern Arts artist awards and his work was included in the BP Portrait Award in 2007, 2009 and 2010.

The portrait is of Lauren, the daughter of a friend whom Renforth has known since she was a child. She is shown in her graduation dress with Dexter, a dalmation puppy. Lauren works as a staff nurse at an Accident and Emergency department in Northumberland. Renforth wanted to reflect her composure and confidence when dealing with the stressful nature of her job.

    © Philip Renforth