Ricki, 2016 by Chris Budgeon

image of Ricki 2016 by Chris Budgeon

Artist's statement

This image was selected from the series of figure studies titled ‘Ancient of Days’. The project seeks out connections with early 19th century Australian artists like Hugh Ramsay and Aileen
Dent. Ricki personifies the lean, fit labourer-type of life models that were often preferred by artists of those times when painting figure studies.