Portrait Progress tracks my artist-in-residence project at the St. Mungo’s Broadway Trust in London. The charity targets the homeless and provides a wide range of support services from emergency assistance (supporting people in urgent need, helping them off the streets ) through accommodation to permanent recovery (helping people leave homelessness behind forever). I am painting portraits of St. Mungo’s clients, past and present, leading up to an exhibition in 2016 and an auction of the work, with proceeds to go to the charity.
I’ve been painting and drawing since 1989, and you can get a general idea of my work here. My interest in the issue of homelessness started around 2011 and led to the E17 Human Street Furniture project, exhibited at the Vestry House Museum as part of the 2012 E17 Art Trail.