2010. Oil on board, 41 x 35 cm
Private collection, Stellenbosch
Arguably, Charles Hunting's continuing patronage has largely been inspired by his love of family and a fascinating family history. For this pair of portraits Fiona worked from ageing black and white photographs from the 1930's, marking Charles' parents' engagement. Charles wanted them in colour, so Fiona consciously adopted what can best be described as a 'vintage' style of colouring and technique to acknowledge, rather than conceal, the specific photographic aesthetics of her actual subject matter.