Oil on canvas 76cmx102cm Portrait of a homeless women in Knysna. Perhaps a fitting title on the eve of the American election that is reverberating around the planet??. Her gentleness, and beauty shinning through the hardships of her life. A glimpse of what could have been. In a different world. Based the portrait on Bertha Morisot's work that she did on brown paper. Naples yellow, and raw
FEMME À L'ÉVENTAIL 62 by 52 cm Femme à l’éventail, also known as Tête de jeune fille,was painted in 1876 during a momentous period in French painting and is considered one of Morisot's most accomplished canvases. Included in the third Impressionist group exhibition in Paris in 1877, this elegant depiction of a woman holding a fan exemplifies Morisot's technique at its most painterly
Evening, St Kilda Road Oil on Canvas 1930 In the early 1930s, along the low-slung coastal promontory of Beaumaris in Melbourne, a middle-aged woman could be seen wheeling a homemade cart stacked with paints and canvases. The artist, Clarice Beckett, produced atmospheric paintings of suburban streets and strangely eerie landscapes. At the time Beckett’s art was maligned by the critics, who were dismissive of her
More than an artist, Perry was an advocate for the things that mattered to her most. An American artist who worked in the Impressionist style, rendering portraits and landscapes in the free form manner of her mentor, Claude Monet. Perry was an early advocate of the French Impressionist style and contributed to its reception in the United States. Perry's early work was shaped by her
A Bed of Poppies, 1909 Painter, author, and amateur botanist expressed the visual power of flowers with these words in 1915. A leading light of the New York and new England art scenes during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Oakey Dewing painted landscapes, portraits, and figural works – many of which have not been located – but her artistic legacy is
Lillie (Lillie Langtry) ca. 1898 watercolor and gouache on paperboard 24 1/4 x 19 3/4 in. (61.7 x 50.2 cm) Frederick Childe Hassam (1859–1935), a pioneer of American Impressionism and perhaps its most devoted, prolific, and successful practitioner, was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts (now part of Boston), into a family descended from settlers of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Equally adept at capturing the excitement of modern cities
Acrylic on Canvas Board 12cmx10cmThe first painting I did after arriving in Afghanistan in 2003. The city grey in the depths of winter. The oppression of women symbolized in the men on Buskashi horses, painted in the black associated with the Taliban, towering over a women. Imprisoned in her blue burqa, but not cowered, with the splash of red under the burqa.
Oil on Canvas 40cmx50cm The conflict in South Sudan has been particularly harsh on women and children. Yet, they need to go on with the everyday requirements of cooking, cleaning, shopping and caring. My painting 'Forgotten', a women in the Konya-Konya market of Juba balancing impossibly heavy loads, doing all she can not to draw any attention to herself. Fading into the background.
Oil on Canvas 30cmx40cm On the easel, I'm at war with my portrait of Mina. Subtle tonal and colour shifts across her face. Reflecting a bubbling personality honed in harsh world of domestic labour and a will of iron. Must be the iron will that is giving me such a hard time!
Customs Market Oil on Canvas 40cmx30cm Alongside the busses departing for Kampala from Juba, women sit on the edge of the road, their wares spread around them for the inspection of people rushing past. Their vulnerability and bravery, amongst the chaos, were the key elements I wanted to capture, using a small canvas to emphasize the multidimensional constraints. Scarves providing movement and life to the