The OaksThis series focuses around the nude form and self-portraiture, juxtaposing fragile flesh with the working agricultural environment. Influenced by Renaissance art and contemporary portraiture, I have incorporated my experiences growing up on a beef and dairy farm and how this has shaped the person I have become. Traditionally, children of a farming background went on to inherit the land and continue the family-run business; however, it is becoming less and less the custom for people my age. I am not a typical farmer's son and I want to explore this disconnection within my work.
Chad Alexander Sophie Butler Bernie Colton David Copeland Gosia Cwiech Chloe French Jessica Friars Richard Hamilton Sharon Johnston Amy Kelly Aimee Kitchen Olga McGeough Aidan Pedreschi Orla Quinn Rachel Smyth Dàibhidh Stiùbhard