Reversed Portraits by Nettie Wakefield
Nettie Wakefield is a British artist living and working in London. She started her art education at Chelsea College of Art for a foundation year conitnuing at Leeds University to receive her BA in Art History. She also got her masters at Wimbledon College of Art in Drawing. Her predominant style is drawing in pencil and every drawing is exceptional.
Her work has been exhibited in London, most recent one at Rook and Raven Gallery. “Nettie Wakefield is a strikingly talented young artist with an acute eye for detail. By conceptualising the most traditional of methods, the artist has made the familiar unfamiliar, inducing unique and abstracted sensibilities into an otherwise ordinary practice” the gallery proposed, and in my view its position was very accurate. In June 2014 she donated her work in a charity auction organised by Christies alongside Tracey Emin, The Chapman brothers and Jonathan Yeo to raise money for The Old Vic. In this post her project ‘Reversed Portrait’ is presented. Enjoy.