I am having my first major solo exhibition at Castle Park Arts Center in Frodsham UK
22nd September to 1st November 2017 This is my 'Artist Statement' for my exhibition.
'MY JOURNEY IN COLOUR'
My passion is painting and I have been painting for many years now. My journey as an artist started with a box of crayons in childhood and took me into Advertising as a Graphic Designer, and then on to Fine Art, which has been, as all artists will know, both a struggle and a joy. I am inspired by the Great artists past and present. I paint only the things that I love most. My exhibition takes you on a journey through my favourite subjects. I have painted portraits of some amazing women and the female figure. I have portrayed my women with some of my favourite birds for which I have great affection. You’ll find other favourites of mine, horses, wildlife and the simple "Still Life". These are all included in my exhibition.
I hope you enjoy the journey !
I have a new range of cards out now at 2 pounds each. They are available at Castle Park Arts Center or available from this website, email me if you are interested in purchasing them,
I am taking part in an exhibition with three other artists called 'FOUR'
Opening 4th March 2017 at 'The Gallery at Bank Quay House' Warrington Cheshire UK
Beverley Seddon - Textiles
Deborah Podmore - Ceramics
Janice Lazzarich - Oils
Sue Cartright - Watercolour
I am inspired by the many amazing women who have achieved their goals and dreams, and carved out a place for themselves in a world still very much dominated by men. Their stories, struggles for change, and triumphs, are in themselves a wonderful legacy of what can be achieved, and an inspiration to generations of younger women. All these women have a common theme to their struggles – social justice – and they have achieved this in their own unique ways. I grew up in Africa and now live in Britain, and many of these women have worked on improving the lives of people in Africa and other poor nations. Their life work resonates within me.
We have come so far, and to retell their stories is a privilege. I hope that my portraits will give you pause to reflect on the achievements of women everywhere. I realise my portraits are just paintings of their faces, but it is their stories that have greater significance, and so for that reason I have assigned them a single descriptive word that, I feel, defines the essence of each of them. It is with love, respect and appreciation that I have painted them, and with gratitude for their economic, political and social achievements which touch us all.
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