Woman above Water, Oil on board, 2017
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I painted the above in Italy on a 10 day painting adventure with The Royal Drawing School. Alice was lying in the hot midday sun and I painted her as quickly as possible.
See you for the upcoming shows (which I will confirm dates of soon).
Thank you to everyone who visited our hot hot studio last weekend. And the ones who trekked out to Suffolk for ISBN. That was lovely.
I will be wedded to my studio this summer and knee deep in finishing my post-grad at the drawing school. Will keep you updated on the end of year show. Until soon.
Join us for Open Studios
Friday June 16th, 6-9pm & Saturday June 17th, 1-6pm
Bow Arts, 183 Bow Road, London, E3 2SJ.
I am in studio C1-2.
Nearest tube is Bow Road or Bow Church DLR. More information can be found on the Bow Arts website here.
I will be exhibiting new drawings and prints as well as my new book. Bow Arts do Open Studios very well, with live music, a BBQ and a bar. I look forward to seeing you!
Join us on the weekend of 10 & 11 June 2017 for the ISBN Arts Festival (ISBN very cleverly stands for ‘In Stoke By Nayland’ where the festival will be held. That’s in Suffolk.) Here is the website which tells you all about it: www.isbnartsfestival.com There will be some superb writers there including Deborah Moggach and Richard Mabey. There will be talks and walks celebrating Constable and Gainsborough. And I will be exhibiting some of my arts.
In regard to the drawing above, according to the curator’s note in the British Museum ‘It is often the case in Africa that only males, or post-menopausal females are allowed to make artistic representations of the human form, on pain of loss of natural fertility.’ The physical state of the potter is very important, pregnant women in particular should not make pots! Women whose fertility cannot be compromised by making images are freed from such restrictions. Very fascinating and very strange. Often the way at the BM.