Portraiture by Emma Tooth
LiRA 2
Emma Tooth

oil on canvas 2010

size: 166 x 99 cms

One of 2 paintings commissioned for the Lira Project. Funded by The Big Lottery Grant, Two new libraries being built in Chellaston and Mackworth, Derbyshire in 2010 will boast their own large-scale oil paintings. Emma met with members of the public who were likely to be using the new libraries and used them as her models. The paintings needed to show that the library welcomed people of all ages and that a number of media were available there - not just books. Additionally, Emma wanted to get across the idea of inter-generational learning and information being passed between people.