The painting is illustrative of the artist’s fascination with the eyes. Grace writes in her exhibition statement: “I am continually drawn back to painting people's eyes, enlarged with the detail that is rarely noticed. Eyes are so complex and beautiful and reflective. In my work I like to get up close and personal, inside my subject's skins, in order to invade their personal space to enlarge my understanding and the viewer's perceptions.”
This is the last week to catch Grace Bailey’s exceptional exhibition of recent paintings, ‘In the Eye of the Beholder’ – see http://www.quadrantgallery.com.au/grace-bailey.html for more details.