Pippa’s inspiration for this painting:’The beauty of the Lotus flower has long been seen as a symbol of rebirth, strength and purity. For despite its poor beginnings in the dark murky depths of the river bed, it rises against the currents and towards the light, emerging strong and pure, its journey mirroring our own path through life. Together with the soft purple of the cloth, itself a colour of spirituality, I hope to bring a peaceful and contemplative mood to the painting.
Working with that which inspires me, I combine elements within the paintings that compliment and strengthen each other. With bold colour and a minimalist approach, all the elements are harmoniously bound by a strong single source of light that both illuminates and emboldens all that upon which it falls. I try to convey a sense of peace and serenity within my work, evoking a feeling of calm contemplation to all who look upon them, each of the elements containing their own deeper message and together bringing a message of hope, peace and relaxation.”
Pippa paints directly from life and it has been her aim to produce paintings of high quality which adhere to the strict principles of the past masters, from the early Flemish schools and Italian Renaissance, to the European academic theories which remained in widespread use up to the end of the 19th Century. Using their often complex, techniques and methods and without losing her fundamental artistic vision she is able breathe life into the subjects by turning ordinary everyday objects into something beautiful.
With over 20+ years painting experience and over 100 awards and exhibitions both in Australia and internationally, Pippa has promoted and dedicated herself to the Old Master realistic techniques of art. These awards and exhibitions include The Mall Galleries in London for Best Oil in Show and Finest Brushwork in Show, Christies in London, ARC Finalist, Art Excellence Awards, Best Realist in Camberwell Art Show, Melbourne, People’s Choice Awards and many others. She has also been represented in print with Rosensteil’s London, Museum and Galleries in London, Horse & Hound magazine front cover and exhibited in several galleries internationally.
Each one of Pippa’s unique paintings take many months of patience, technical skill and expertise to produce and each piece will bring immense pleasure for many generations to come.
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