Just a Little Boy by Josh Connell Charcoal & graphite, 60cm x 52cm including frame
Josh Connell is self taught and focuses primarily on creating photo realistic graphite and charcoal drawings. He has been creating these pieces for the last 10 years, slowly sharpening his skills. He is just now at a point where he is happy to begin entering the art world and exhibiting his work. This is only the second show that Connell has had work in, the first being the Parrott Gallery's “Faces and Places” online show that took place in May 2020 where he received the People’s Choice Award. Connell has been in child care for the past 20 years, working in group homes and presently in schools. Children have been his greatest life teachers and, in his art, he is attempting to convey the honesty found in children's humanity.