Pasadena Art Galleries
Pasadena Art Galleries
Artist Calls Accepted Artists
Saltash, United Kingdom
Slice of Phoebe
Slice of Phoebe is a portrait of my daughter. Phoebe wanted a cookie phone and from the moment that we gave her one, it was barely out of her hand, there was little opportunity at the time to paint her without it featuring. Phoebe is part of a series of slice paintings, it is a dimension that I find pleasing. It forces me to pay close attention to detail without the distraction of surroundings and homes in on the essence of the sitters.
I love to paint people, the quirks and differences that make them stand out from the next person fascinate and challenge me. I love flesh, textures and styles. I choose to paint in oils, I love the sexy fluidity of the paint as it glides, the process creates wonderful smells with the paint, linseed and turpentine. I am currently working on a collection of paintings to celebrate human flesh. Entitled Fleshy, it enables me to indulge my passion for painting skin and all it’s wonderful tones, hopefully with some abstract forms too.
I originate from Hemerdon, a tiny Devon village. I grew up surrounded by nature and was encouraged to paint from an early age by my mother.Heavily influenced by my surroundings I have produced many contemporary florals, but my passion lies in figurative work. I trained at Saltash Comprehensive School under the guidance of Newlyn School of Art member Vincent Wilson RA. He is my inspiration to succeed, I feel I owe that to him. I now live and work in Cornwall, and when I am not painting I am a part time phlebotomist. I am married to Steve and have two children, Phoebe and Gabriel.
The views expressed by our artists in their artist statements do not necessarily represent the views of our art galleries. Artists can be visually expressive but may verbally misrepresent their true intentions or ideas. Please note that we support expression, whether it is controversial or not, but our intention is never to offend.
If you are passionate about art collecting and would like to buy this beautiful artwork, give our Southern California art galleries a call. Our art gallery is a perfect place for art collectors.
Our curator and owner is Los Angeles photographer Linnea Lenkus who has a passion for high quality art. Her goal is to promote the best artists in every Pasadena art galleries.