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Jim (2015)

Art as Intervention

Art as Intervention: Exhibition by Devin Smith    Location: Lower Gallery

Smith’s realistic style portraiture comes from extensive research, capturing human emotion. These striking portraits (oil painting on cardboard and wood) are displayed across our three venues throughout February at Norwich Theatre Royal, Norwich Playhouse and Stage Two.

Jim (2015)

In a similar attempt to use a portrait as an interactive method I painted Jim. Jim is one of the most kind-hearted and easy going people I have ever met. He became homeless after a long time drinking and having little support during the bereavement of his wife who he lost to ovarian cancer.

When he first started working for ‘The Big Issue he found it hard to speak to people, but his confidence has grown. People have got involved and even had his painting framed. Jim wants to raffle the painting to raise money to a charity which supports people with ovarian cancer.

also on display

Jane (Midge) 2016

 

 

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Part of Creative Matters – Living with Homelessness.