Deep down I am very shallow (2022)


Ava is a very good friend of Luke White, a very talented photographer I met at Kindred Studios in London. Maybe he said this to me:

“Hey Mercedes, thanks so much for making the lovely portrait of Ava. You have lent her expression a seriousness that not many people will have noticed. People treat this animals as cutesy helpless happy toys, denying them their innate dignity”

Ava is not shallow at all so maybe he said that after I made a second painting of her.

No translation needed. Very grateful for his commission and extreme kindness.


Print in Hahnemuhle Ultra Smooth 305 gsm 100 % cotton paper with a silky feel. Such a versatile combination allows my images to be sharp, crisp and vibrant, with high density and vivid colours. Edition of 75 Glicee Prints (Glicee printing is perfect for painting reproductions that require maximum detail and longevity. Fade free for up to 400 years! Your print will arrive with a certification of authenticity, a unique certificate ID (which can be traced), and information about the work and what inspired me.Certificates come complete in a glassine sleeve and can be stored safely or attached to the back of a frame.

Print en papel 100 % algodón de la marca Hahnemuhle. Es el Ultra Smooth 305 gsm de tacto sedoso. Una combinación tan versátil permite que mis imágenes sean nítidas y vibrantes a la vez, con alta densidad y colores vivos. Edición de 75 Glicée Prints (La impresión Glicée es perfecta para reproducciones de pintura que requieren el máximo detalle y longevidad. ¡Sin decoloración hasta por 400 años! El print viene acompañado de un Certificado de Autenticidad y su número de identificación se puede rastrear así como información sobre la obra de arte. Le llegará en un sobre de papel vegetal transparente para que lo pueda guardar de forma segura o adherirlo a la parte posterior de un marco.