I've begun a series of paintings exploring contemporary icons in fashion and style.... and something more. What is it that we respond to in images of Marilyn, Audrey, Bridget and Frida? And why do Marilyn and Audrey still resonate with us so acutely, maybe more so, in our digital age?
There's lots to share with you...
Front Row was a solo show of my new paintings on fashion for the Saltaire Arts Trail 2017. This yearly arts festival is held over three days in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Saltaire Village, West Yorkshire.
We opened the show with a drinks reception on the hottest night of the year. Thanks to all of you who braved the soaring temperatures and Yorkshire trains to join us! Read more for photos and the inspiring conversations shared at the event...
I'm delighted to be exhibiting my latest paintings in a solo 'pop up' exhibition for the Saltaire Arts Trail 2017. This yearly arts festival is held in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Saltaire, West Yorkshire.
The exhibition, 'Front Row' will present my paintings on the recent Dior and Balmain fashion shows, alongside large-scale canvases exploring themes of image, adornment and transformation. Held at Saltaire's newest space, Tambourine, it will run just for the duration of the May Bank Holiday festival - Saturday 27th to Monday 29th May 2017.
New work will be for sale, with a Private View on Friday 26th May.
I'm currently painting a series of five fashion portraits inspired by the Spring Summer 2017 Dior Haute Couture show. This is designer Maria Grazia Chiuri’s first haute couture show for Dior, shown in a labyrinth within the gardens of the Musée Rodin.