I’m totally absorbed by my paintings at the mo in my studio, thinking eating and living colour in luscious oils good enough to eat. Since christmas I’ve worked on eight of the new portraits and I’m getting quite excited with the results while getting addicted to Radio 4’s Womans Hr, which is the next media show that I’m aspiring to be on. I’m addicted to the afternoon plays and You and Yours with Peter Wight who i think i should paint as he was at The Ability Media International Awards receiving the fellowship award as i was presented with the Visual Arts award by Jude Kelly, Art Director of SouthBank, London who during the Champagne reception offered me an exhibition at the SouthBank, London, that I’ve now got to chase up when I’ve got a mo between painting. so watch this space. you can checkout the awards here. http://amiawards.org/2010-visual-arts http://amiawards.org/ In January I was also featured in Art of England magazine, another mainstream media hit…..where will it all end! http://www.artofengland.uk.com/
Garry Robson’s hand holding his foot. Interpreting the subjects hands and feet is proving challenging and I’ve had to explore the visual language of the paint, but i do think its coming together. the smaller the object the more difficult it is. i love to work on large object and concerning my self with detail has made me rethink how to interpret detail with just a colour or a simple brushstrokes. to see more photos on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/tanyaraabe/
check it out at the http://www.ovalhouse.com/cn/theatre/index.php and the workshop i’m running along side the show. Perfection VS Perfectability. http://www.ovalhouse.com/cn/event_details.php?sectionid=theatre&eventid=455&searchid=current.