In Sketches for a Painting, Margaret Gold explores the concept of disability – both external and internal – by way of the psychological portrait.
Margaret’s abstract/expressionist style blurs the boundaries between painting and drawing; ably communicating aspects of human frailty and the porous division between internal and external, conscious and unconscious, child and adult.
‘I have attempted to expose biographical aspects of my subjects, some children, borne with physical external damage, others, Michael Jackson, Marilyn Monroe and Amy Winehouse with internal and acquired trauma.
All are vulnerable, alienated and carry their individual pain.‘
Image: Amy Winehouse II, 2012, 300 x 220 mm,
watercolour on cotton rag