This is an art piece I've created to capture the hidden mysteries of infamous bush ranger, Ned Kelly. What deeper stories were hidden behind those intense eyes? I've always been interested by his story and legend.
I feel the intensity and true nature of any human is within the external glare and focus of their eyes. This is why I place such a heavy emphasis on the accuracy of the eyes, loosening off throughout the hair and beard. This art piece was painted from interests in three portrait photos I find inspiring. I've had this piece on my dining wall for a few months since completing him and this has captured much attention and conversation from guests.
Acrylics on canvas