Portraits with a captiviating presence
Cherry Hood’s paintings feature images of angelic children, usually boys, who stare with a piercing gaze and a haunting expression. She paints from digitally enhanced photographs creating anonymous portraits. Each subject is given a name, making them more real, more flesh-and-blood. Characterised by translucent watery marks, her haunting images reflect emotional detachment but have a captivating presence.
Here is a small sample of her works, click each image for a larger version.