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I have been accepted to show one of my pieces in this years Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. The Summer Exhibition has been going over 250 years, the open exhibition has been filling the main galleries at Burlington Arcade every year since 1769. Each year an artist is invited to set the show, this 2021 Yinka Shonibare is the chosen artist and him and a panel of artists, are working under the theme of ‘Reclaiming Magic' and celebrating the joy of creating art.
The show is around 1000 pieces of print, painting, photography and film, as well as sculpture, architectural works. My piece is a 2-dimensional oil painting which I painted in situ last July, the summer 2020 lockdown. Every artist talks about a dialogue between themselves and their canvas and I had not noticed this kind of relationship with my canvases when I painted until I painted this one.
It is called 'What Would Happen If I wasn't Here?' and is part of a series looking at identity. What it is to be a woman, a mother, a sister, a daughter, a homeowner, and home-maker. What do these titles mean and how they manifest themselves in our lives.
I have a few from this series and I will put them into an on-line exhibition on my website.
I am so bloody pleased.
love from today when all the hard work with sweat and a few tears feel worth it.
I am a professional painting artist, with a passion for space, freedom, colour and balance - constantly pushing forward to express more of what I see and feel visually.