HRH Princess Julia

Oil on linen

31.5″ X 23.6″


This small vertical 31 inch high by 23.5 inch wide original oil painting on canvas is stretched and ready to hang. A portrait of the British DJ and London fashion icon Princess Julia. Made over Zoom during
lockdown from an outfit curated by Julia herself, it reflects the New Romantic fashion scene
of her youth. The intensity of the mysterious outdoor background reflects 18th century swagger
portraits of the wealthiest patrons who wanted to be elevated by classical backdrops.  The detail in this artwork is astounding. From the gaze and makeup details around the eyes to the the ornate jewelry, Princess Julia is absolutely sublime. The sides of the artwork are not painted and it does not require framing. It is signed and titled by the artist on the back of the artwork

British painter Georgina Clapham conspicuously engages with story telling and theatricality, drawing together Renaissance portraiture, Greek Mythology, folklore, mysticism, animals, nature, the artificial, high fashion, subculture, gender, identity and sexuality, in her meticulous life size figurative paintings. Through the traditional media of oil paint on linen and intaglio printmaking, she creates her own contemporary mythologies. Staging her paintings using people in her everyday life, she infuses these timeless narratives with the intimacy and tangibility of her friendships and personal relationships drawing out their psychology and sexuality; as such, the works become as much a depiction of her own imagined narrative as of the individuals’ personality.

She has previously attended City and Guilds of London Art School, 2013 and The Glasgow School of Art, 2014-16, where her work was purchased into the archive. In 2015 she was awarded The Richard Ford Award Travel Scholarship to draw at the Prado Museum Madrid, which helped underpin her knowledge of Old Master paintings. More recently she was accepted onto an Intensive Drawing Course at The Royal Drawing School, London, 2017.

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