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ROXANA HALLS


“My work can be mischievous, humorous, sometimes a little uncanny or<br />

even sinister, but at the heart of it is a deeply-felt commitment to the<br />

painted image and all that it can achieve.”<br />

<strong>Roxana</strong> <strong>Halls</strong><br />

<strong>Roxana</strong> Hall’s paintings challenge the conventions of art and society. How<br />

should women behave, and how should artists depict them? In <strong>Halls</strong>’<br />

work, all boundaries are broken. Her female subjects simply do not care<br />

what the viewer might think of their behaviour, their appetites or their<br />

appearance.<br />

A self-taught artist, <strong>Halls</strong> paints in a disused bar in a 1930s London<br />

theatre, now a bingo hall. She has exhibited widely, and has won several<br />

awards. Her work is held in both public and private collections and has<br />

had been selected five times for the prestigious BP Portrait Awards<br />

exhibition as well as being included in the Royal Academy Summer<br />

Exhibition.<br />

“<strong>Halls</strong>’ subjects are presented without judgement; they stare out defiantly<br />

and challenge us. You can try to suppress them, or keep them safely<br />

within their frames - but you should expect eruptions of indecorous<br />

behaviour verging on the absurd”.<br />

E. S. Jones, exhibition review, 2014


POPCORN (ON RESERVE)<br />

Oil on Linen | 75 x 75 cm


GOLD TEETH (SOLD)<br />

Oil on Linen | 75 x 75 cm


QUEEN OF SPOONS<br />

Oil on Linen | 70 x 70 cm


MIDNIGHT SNACKS (SOLD)<br />

Oil on Linen | 110 x 80 cm


COSMOPOLITAN<br />

Oil on Linen | 75 x 75 cm


LAUGHING WHILE EATING STRAWBERRIES<br />

Oil on Linen | 75 x 75 cm


LAUGHING WHILE ADRESSING<br />

Oil on Linen | 65 x 60 cm


LAUGHING WHILE EATING YOGURT (SOLD)<br />

Oil on Linen | 50 x 50 cm


LAUGHING WHILE REIGNING<br />

Oil on Linen | 105 x 105 cm


THE GOOSE A PRISONER<br />

Oil on Linen | 77 x 87 cm


THE DRESSING ROOM (SOLD)<br />

Oil on Linen | 80 x 90 cm


FIGURE<br />

Oil on Linen | 25 x 30 cm


DOLLS HOUSE<br />

Oil on Linen | 30 x 35 cm

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