Mhari Davidson



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View of my degree show 2017

Sunday morning, Pencil study, A3

Profile, Oil on paper, A3

Gran, Oil on canvas, 180x140cm

View of my degree show 2017

View of my degree show 2017


Historically, portraiture has been an exploration of a person’s hierarchical status within the world. I use portraiture to begin analysing the relationships between the people in my life and holistically, how they relate to the larger context of my surroundings. Both painting and relationship require a sense of wonder; in how they are constructed, what gives them their personality, their character, and how they are able to be examined again and again and yet reveal new intimate characteristics.
The painter, the sitter, the painting, the viewer - become one. The complexities of this relationship offering both frustration and joy in its very act.


I am a parent of three boys, two almost adults at 18 and 16 and the youngest is 11. My family and friends are important to me and feature in my paintings frequently. I am currently studying at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, in the final year of a BA degree in Fine Art and working towards my degree show in May.