Artist: Lucian Freud

Looking at books of reading and images of his work in the library.  There is an attentiveness to Freud’s work that I want to read about. He seems to study his subject with such even focus that the finished paintings are gripping edge to edge.  He deals with every part of the canvas with the…… Continue reading Artist: Lucian Freud

Artist: Andrey Remnev

Why do I want to look at Remnev’s work His paintings have a mood of mystery, closed emotion, setcrets People interacting with surroundings – lots of context e.g. history, location, placement of the body, which provides narrative. Use of fabric in compositions – how does this contribute to the above comments on Remnev’s work?  Remnev works in…… Continue reading Artist: Andrey Remnev


I discovered a podcast whilst researching the artist Felicia Forte last week. The podcast is called ‘Savvy Painter Podcast with Antrese Wood’. They’re conversational interviews with artists and the first I listened to was interviewing Felicia Forte. It was a great episode to listen to to understand Forte’s work from a more personal view of the…… Continue reading Podcasts

Artist: Felicia Forte

I first saw this artist at the BP Portrait Award 2018 at the National Portrait Gallery this summer. I was struck by Forte’s technique of layering the paint (in gradually thick layers) onto the canvas. Leaving parts of the canvas quite bare, so early layers can be see, and to the right of the figure’s…… Continue reading Artist: Felicia Forte

Artist: Denis Sarazhin

Contemporary artist, born in Ukraine, 1982. Initial thoughts about Sarazhin’s work. chiaroscuro – more recent work interlaced bodies portraits placed figures reminds me of people sleeping – the awkward angles their bodies are in It is hard to describe the way I interact with these paintings, because the mood Sarazhin has captured is not tangible;…… Continue reading Artist: Denis Sarazhin