Working in oils on aluminium panel, Early’s colour-saturated mini-narratives combine the splendour of Renaissance and Romantic painting with the rawness of contemporary life, a splendid example of 'the iron fist in a velvet glove' strategy, examining the sensitive and personal aspects of conflict, ambition and entropy in an opulent, cinematic style.

Chloe Early (born 1980 London) grew up in Cork, Ireland. She graduated from NCAD in 2003 and has been painting ever since, accruing a list of solo and group shows in Dublin, London, Los Angeles and New York. Currently living and working in London with husband Conor and son Séamas Harrington.