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Oil on stretched canvas pastel detail and has a temporary frame with corner carving detail. Signed by artist on the back and will be sold with the artists authentication certificate.


Size 140 x 90 x 3cm


Can supply professional frame at an extra cost.


The Split is a powerful and moving exploration of childhood trauma. The artist uses her own experiences to create a series of paintings that depict the different personas that a young mind can create in order to cope with pain and suffering. The artwork is both visually stunning and emotionally resonant, and it offers a unique perspective on the healing power of creativity.

Boyle’s use of color and symbolism is particularly effective in conveying the emotional impact of her work. The bright, vibrant colors of the paintings represent the artist's inner child, while the darker, more muted colors represent the trauma that she has experienced. The juxtaposition of these two colors creates a sense of tension and conflict, which mirrors the artist's own internal struggle.


The artist's use of line and form is also noteworthy. The sharp, angular lines of the paintings suggest the artist's sense of fragmentation and disassociation. However, the more organic forms in the paintings also suggest the artist's ability to heal and grow.


The Split is a complex and challenging work of art, but it is also a deeply rewarding one. The artist's willingness to share her own story is both brave and inspiring, and her work offers a valuable message of hope to others who have experienced trauma. If you are looking for an artwork that will move you both intellectually and emotionally, then The Split is a must-see.


For more details regarding this painting go to my blog post 


Sara Jane Boyle is an oil painter and a Derbyshire artist who paints and journals about generational trauma and its consequences.


Currently available to view at BANKS MILL OPEN STUDIOS, the painting can be located on the third floor. 

The Split - Derbyshire Artist Oil Painter

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