Xpressions Art Show now extended until March 12th at Pharmacy Gallery in Speightstown

  • Catharine Cummins Artist Statement

My inspiration:
· Vogue December 2010 accessories spread- beautiful jewelled shoes, bags and cocktail rings – brilliant colours and metallics
· Obsession with hibiscus flowers
· Pompoms – I have a 3yr old daughter and we love to stick them everywhere.

'Grass Cutting' cmg2382 watercolour/acrylic/gouache 16”x11”, framed size 22”x16” BDS$900

When Martina mentioned that she was doing an abstract art show I thought “Hmmm. Could be a challenge and a bit of a different direction for me.” So I jumped in and said yes. Then got home and thought “What have I agreed to? I don’t do abstract!” But the Vogue accessories spread came back to mind and I thought maybe I could do that mixed with oversized hibiscus flowers. Magnify the blooms to the point of abstraction and base the background textures on the gorgeous shiny luxury items from the magazine.

'Pool Gazing' cmg2383 watercolour/acrylic/gouache 22x15, framed size 31”x24” BDS$1500

However when I’d finished and had all three paintings together I decided that instead of the flowers being magnified, it was more that I had shrunk and was sitting in the hibiscus overlooking the lawn (‘Grass Cuttings’), the water (‘Pool Gazing’) and the sand (‘Sun Shading’).

'Sun Shading' cmg2384 watercolour/acrylic/gouache/collage 16”x11”, framed size 22”x16” BDS$900

Please enjoy the show.

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