Series portraits by Joanna Dymek – Eye to Eye., Face to Face

One may ask: what is a portrait?

A few dashes of paint, shadows, eyes, nose, mouth and hair? Is that what creates a portrait? One may say, yes … kind of; but there is something more, something so much deeper. This is what I call the Soul. Without the essence of our ‘Soul’ imbued in the painting, a portrait is worthless, empty and has no energy behind it. Whilst painting a whole series of emotions, thoughts and feelings go into each one. I give it ‘Soul’, I breathe life into a piece of paper that then comes alive and pierces and resonates with everyone who sees it. This way I give a story to the person I am painting, the portrait suddenly becomes alive and one can see that in a single glance. Art is a game of emotion, and a magical creation of wizardry.

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