Anna Mickevica has the rare talent of being able to capture realism through expressive mark-making. Her work gives only enough detail to the forms, allowing the viewer to complete the intricacies of her subject-matter, be it figurative or scenic. Mickevica’s figurative work is largely gestural, with a visceral and vulnerable quality to the rolled flesh of her subjects. Her work embodies a sense of harmony and freedom, communicated through sympathetic use of colour and loose brush strokes, which seem to effortlessly portray the curvature of a body or the roaring of waves in a landscape. Michevica’s paintings confidently translate reality into an emboldened, painterly aesthetic.