PAINTING


BOHEMIAN Venus 2

A very large canvas bringing  a new proud meaning to the female nude in Art history. This Bohemian Venus 2  nude is  surrounded by the styles of early Modern Art. Which  is a tribute to  Frantiska Plaminkovaa a suffragette who campaigned for women to be teachers. She was executed for her activism during worlds war 2.

 

Oil on Canvas 

4’ x 8’   Artist Louise Whitham

Price £10,000

 

 

 

LOLLIPOP LADIES

Painting Series. Three Ages of Woman

‘Louise negotiates the terrain between her personal ‘three ages of woman’ Drawing on art historical, political and personal references, she creates layered figurative compositions that expose the challenges of occupying an ageing female body.’

Laura Harris Southeby’s

 ‘Joan Of Park ‘  Acrylic, wax and oil pastel.

Size 4’ x 8’   Artist Louise Whitham

Price £1500

 

Joan of Park

Tribute to a lollipop lady taking a rest.

Part of my series of  very large lollipop lady paintings  Addressed to the thoughts of grandmothers who embody woman’s physical decline a statue to everyday resilient older women.

VENUS AS A Lollipop Lady

12’’  x 14 ‘’ Framed

Bohemian Venus 1

Bohemian Venus brings two strong feminine influences together.

My medium is oil paint and use a lollipop lady’s lollypop to bring them both into the 21st century.

They are  both from Bohemia, the 30, 000 year old sculpture The Venus of Dolni’ and the suffragette Frantiska Plaminkovaa  Incredible that they were from the same location 28,000 years apart 

Over zealous VENUS

She is not portrayed as a passive object, nor does she, or her settings, endeavor to be beautiful as much as they try to be as full of zeal as she is. The overzealous Lollypop lady is an actively engaged and irreverent affirm action of a lone ego

AMELIE 

This painting is of my Amélie in a pose she chose to be in. Now called the Matisse pose. She was spirited and principled and imprisoned for being in the Resistance during the War. Previously she had been married to Matisse and became his advisor, support and muse until his attention went over to his assistant Lydia. Married for 30 years heart broken Amelie left. The Nazis tortured when the War started in France It was brutal Amelie and her daughter. The colour and beauty of Matisse’s later works has mixed emotions for me now. Amelie is in the same tomb as Matisse, reunited in death with the husband she lost in life, there is no sign of Lydia.

In the face and body position I have tried to show the inevitability of fading beauty and are living painful memories as well as the resilience of the human condition. Amelie here sporting a memory of firm breasts and defiantly brandishing a symbol of ‘responsibility in maturity’ a good old lollipop lady stick.

Lollipop Lady Red Light

My love of figure drawing emerges from my broad experiments with drawing media and painting techniques when life drawing. Many years art teaching has taught me that I consider a satisfactory piece of art to be one that represents a fragment of time. I am interested in the way that masterful images invite us to time travel.  To me great art works are windows transmitting the intensity of an artist’s obsession or daydream.

These works try to capture my responses to treasured artworks through my mark making and layering.

Lollipop Lady Red Light

My love of figure drawing emerges from my broad experiments with drawing media and painting techniques when life drawing. Many years art teaching has taught me that I consider a satisfactory piece of art to be one that represents a fragment of time. I am interested in the way that masterful images invite us to time travel.  To me great art works are windows transmitting the intensity of an artist’s obsession or daydream.

These works try to capture my responses to treasured artworks through my mark making and layering.

Covering Up

I love certain aspects of mid 20th century artists work particularly the use of media. I explore the sense of how they pull a painting together and then ……I break the rules! I am interested in the laughter and anger caused by the female nude as seen in in our Museums and National Galleries