Nancy Clayton
The Girl with the Blue Hair, 2021

Pastel on Paper
49 x 64 cm

Nancy Clayton makes portraits using charcoal, chalk and coloured pastel, developing her own visual language and approach to colour, pattern and composition. For this new series of work she has looked at a wide variety of source material and subjects from her own collection of books on photography and painting.

The resulting works are bold and irreverent, bringing together images of celebrities and artists including Andy Warhol, Yayoi Kusama, Judi Dench and Maggie Smith.