International Women’s Day

March 8th www.internationalwomensday.com #EachforEqual2020 An equal world is an enabled world. Individually, we’re all responsible for our own thoughts and actions – all day, every day.We can actively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate women’s achievements.Collectively, each one of us can help create a gender equal world. www.internationalwomensday.com/ So here very briefly, are a few women artists that are on my favourites list and from previous posts: Gwen John British painter. 1876 – 1939. She was the sister of Augustus John, but his complete opposite artistically, as she was in personality, living a reclusive life and favouring introspective subjects. After studying at the Slade… Read More

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adding organic materials

detail from Kilmar #2  (2019) In recent paintings I’ve added organic materials to gesso and/or acrylics, creating texture and lines – soil, salt, wood ash, crushed eggshell, dried grass, sheep’s wool and so on – whatever I pick up from the environment that I’m working from. So, remembering Anselm Kiefer (B. 1945), large scale works that incorporated various materials including ash and wire – https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/kiefer-lilith-t05742 – Sandra Blow (1925-2006) painting Space and Matter in which she she used a liquid cement on the board and, while this was wet, applied chaff and other substances and then used charcoal and thin glazes of oil paint to produce the desired effect. This one is… Read More

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Nature Paintings

detail from painting by Alyssa di Edwardo Keith Tyson (b.1969) was the 2002 Turner Prize winner for his series of works entitled Nature Paintings. “Despite the increasing uproar around that year’s selection, Tyson was praised by the judging panel for his work’s ‘strong visual energy’ across a diverse range of media that included drawing, painting, sculpture and installation.” (ArtUK.org)  I’ve found one more in this series on his instagram page https://www.instagram.com/keithtyson23/ Alyssa di Edwardo (b. 1957) is an Abstract Expressionist painter whose work I find more interesting and prefer. Reminding me of Joan Mitchell, see my post:  https://jillgoodman.co.uk/joan-mitchell From Edwardo’s website: “Gestural brushstrokes pull the viewer towards a psychological landscape perhaps making the work… Read More

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