100 x 130 cm | 39 x 51 in
Original painting in acrylic on board.
"My work is drawn from images in popular culture portraying an ideal. Be it visual perfection, material possessions, image, style or relationships - the work is designed to entice the viewer into its world."
As a painter Wells is bold and affrontive, handling both the medium of paint, and the human form with a technique conversant with legends of fashion-illustration such as René Gruau and the artist Chantal Joffe.
Their size has great impact, and always thoughtfully composed, Wells' paintings oscillate between the polished and the raw in their critique of perfection.