Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Amy Judd's Paintings Inspired by Mythology

Amy Judd is a London based artist, whose work I have featured before here. She gained degree in BA (Hons) in Fine Art, Portsmouth University and MA in Fine Art Painting, Wimbledon. She is currently being represented by Hicks Gallery Wimbledon.

The above shown paintings are from the series titled "Avian", it is a "collection of sensitive silent moments; some full of whimsical intrigue, others more surreal and seductive. These paintings draw inspiration from the enchanting and imaginative relationship between women and birds found in traditional mythologies and folklores.

The composition, light and positioning of the subject, creates curious images, which conjure up new “mythological” narratives or creatures within the paintings; using Feathers as armor, and birds as familiars. The sensitive brushwork on the figure’s flesh complements the delicate pattern of the feathers, however the compositions are bold and strong, and the figures are not frail or delicate; the feathers allude to strength, flight and bravery, rather than fragility."

The women figure is a recurring theme of her work, their faces are often hidden or covered with feathers or flowers. The faceless women appear in her work along with owls, birds and other animals drawing attention towards magical relationship between the two found in mythology. Find more information about her work and to view more of her paintings go to the artist's website.


bridget anne said...

these are so delicate and beautiful. i love how the lack of shadow in some of them adds to the surrealist quality.