Figurative, feminine and vibrant are the telling characteristics of my work. Moving between illustration and larger scale fine art, my work is homage to the people who interest and impact me. When not drawing and painting, I am an Art and Photography teacher, and you can follow my personal diary.
I came across Nigel Cox’s work at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London. I was blown away by his remarkable, detailed figures and his minimal compositions. His paintings are subtly powerful and filled with optimism and confidence. Cox is based in London, UK and works in his studio near Camberwell.
I first saw Mary Jane’s work while playing tourist in London, at the BP Awards show at the National Portrait Gallery. I was completely floored by her incredible, detailed rendering. Her latest series, The Beauty of the Hours, is a graceful, moody and captivating collection of work. She currently works from her studio in Brighton’s North Laine, after going for her morning walk on the beach.
Eclectix has a great online exhibition up with art related to flesh. Human flesh, that is! Portraits, figurative works, skin art, you name it, with works including Heidi Taillefer’s surreal bodies, Sean Cheetham’s gorgeous portraits, and Ron Mueck’s giants.