The sitter is 15 years old, caught between a boy and a man. The portrait shows a confidence with the possibility of pride and arrogance that we all get when we are teenagers and think we know it all.
He sits in his family's traditional Turkish Chair. Caught between a man and a boy but also caught between two cultures. Half Turkish half British, Half Muslin half Christian. The world in front of him.
I am really pleased with the finished work. I think it shows him strong and knowing, a new generation in a new age. Emotive, a good likeness, and a strong pose.