CHARCOAL BY RICH STAPLETON
ROMY NORTHOVER AT SANTA CLARA 1728 A portrait of artist Romy Northover, captured during her time at Santa Clara 1728 in Lisbon, Portugal.
“Cool stone and shadows swallow the heat and temper the brilliance of the day; quietness murmurs amongst wood, linen and leather. In this neutral space, Northover’s exploration of charcoal emerges with soft, earthy primacy. Impulsive and visceral, Northover’s own gestures offer an open invitation to fellow guests to join her; to loosen the body and quicken the touch, restoring connection between artist, mark and ground”