Artwork description:

This painting is loosely inspired by the fairy tale of Little Red Riding Hood, but set in modern times. The famous tale is about a young girl travelling through a forest and encountering a wild wolf who tries to trick her.

Young people of today still must set out on their own journeys through sometimes challenging or intimidating phases of their lives, encountering dark presences (or their own psychic shadows) along the way. In this image, Little Red is seen entering a dark portal (to another world? a different life? her own unconscious mind?).

Painted in professional quality acrylic paints (Golden Open), on gesso-coated wood panel. Unframed (framed image is shown for illustrative purposes only). The panel can be framed in the same way as a stretched canvas, or in a tray frame with the edges of the panel exposed (as shown in example image). The "home interior" view is shown for illustrative purposes only and may not be exactly to scale.

This work is part of a body of work exploring fairy tales, and how they may still relate to our modern lives.

Materials used:

acrylic, acrylic gesso, wood panel


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Red Riding Hood and the Dark Portal (2019)


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This artwork is sold by Sheila Chapman from United Kingdom

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