Síobhra O'Reardon Farrell (aged 17)
Oil on canvas board
Síobhra says: "I've been doing art since I was about nine, focusing on portraiture but eventually breaking away to experiment more. This painting of my friend Elodie, which I created with palette knives, was an exploration into the colours of portraiture. To emphasise this I simplified the eyes which are the primary focus of most portraits, to draw the viewer into the full piece rather than just one aspect."