Les pecheurs de perles 2013
Opera Holland Park 2013 commssion
Leila the veiled priestess is in my depiction to be unveiled by Nadir and herself as it is Nadir who has pursued his love for the veiled woman and subsequently brought him to these shores where at long last finds Leila. There are three oyster shells with pearls that drape Nadir representing the three characters. The painting is an expression of love in its truest sense.
Preselected for Royal Society of Portrait Painters 2013 open exhibition