Delighted to see Rosalie Watkins's portrait of Professor Aditi Lahiri in the Daily Telegraph today. Rosalie's comments on the portrait:
It is always special to have a small window in to someone's life for the period of painting them, and it was a real privilege to spend time with Aditi, and see her world.
I visited her a few times before deciding on a composition, and in the end went for something quite simple and stripped back, with just the graphic marks running through the background to reference the structural nature of her subject, linguistics.
She has spent time in various academic institutions worldwide, and it seems that her dedication and love for her subject defines her more than the locations that her work takes her to, so that also tied in with an unspecific background. The painting is oil on canvas, and 100 x 90 cm.