This contemporary portrait by Sal Jones presents a greatly relatable emotive expression of a figure demonstrating a distant gaze. The sombre emotion expressed by the figure is invigorated by the artist through rendering of swift and energetic abstract brush work, describing the face in engaging gestural paint work. This employment of modern techniques and mark making gives the portrait an exciting contemporary appearance and extends from the facial features into the back drop, setting the figure in dramatic motion. The colour palette used by the artist is imbued with multiple vibrant hues, giving the melancholy portrait a fervent and ardent atmosphere. This piece is painted in oils on canvas, hand signed by the artist and presented in a slim, black frame, ready to be displayed.