Pippa’s inspiration for this painting: “For time immemorial across the many cultures of the world, gold has always been highly prized for its radiance and beauty, and for its intrinsic value and healing properties. The colour gold often symbolizes wealth and fortune, and also spirituality and wisdom. The bold colour of the cloth is tempered and softened by the delicate purity of the Lily, softly glowing against the darkness of the background, with the light overcoming the darkness and appearing all the brighter in its presence.
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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