A virtual expanding exhibition to share with family and friends.
Sunday, 2 March 2008
I made a number of works following a session with a young couple who posed for our group in Nicosia in 2005. I worked in clay as well and because I was thinking three-dimensionally the paintings all turned out to have a sculptural quality. One of them is the red/blue oil pastel from a few postings back. This embrace is a layered work (Solution 60 x 50 mixed media on canvas) with highly textured white acrylic overworked with glazes.
An ex BBC TV and radio classical music producer I retrained in fine arts in Brussels after marrying a diplomat and going to live in different countries abroad. I have two school age children and a much loved second home in France. My family and friends are very spread out so the internet is very important. Creative life is often compromised but absolutely vital. A reluctant gypsy I am alarmed to find artistic concepts are not as portable as I once thought. The universality of the human figure (my subject) is not helpful enough in the constant conflict of who I am and where I am.