Oil, pencil on canvas
36 x 28 cm.
Created in 2021
Alice Watkins' nostalgic portraits are based on great women of 20th Century literature and art. With a painterly style that is loose and sparse, and a colour palette which casts a veils over reality, they are given a timeless quality. We are invited to consider these well known figures as individuals with a certain degree of familiarity - they are titled with just their first names. Fantasy, history, story telling and personal intrigue combine to produce an unexpected take on figures that we collectively have respect and admiration for.
Education: BFA Painting - City & Guilds of London Art School, 2016 - 2019. Fine Art Foundation - The Art Academy, London, 2014 - 2016.
Awards: The Eaton Fund Award, 2021. Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize Scholarship (shortlisted), 2017.
Selected Exhibitions: A Tiny Bit of Fire, The Fitzrovia Gallery, London. Presented by Warbling, 2021. Small Pleasures, online auction. Presented by All Mouth, 2021. Acedia, online. Presented by Purslane Gallery. Art for Relief, online auction. Life on Venus: The Human, online. Co-presented by The Auction Collective x The Tub Hackney.