New bather series now on show at Kellie Miller Arts!
Kellie Miller Arts, 20 Market Street, Brighton. BN1 1HH
Bather series artwork on display from 24 January-21 February 2017
Back and forth in Ischia and High Noon
From today, I will have a number of artworks in my Ischia bathers series on show in Brighton during the summer. Some of you will know I grew up in Bournemouth - a town which reminded my Neapolitan mother of the Bay of Naples, which holds Capri, and lesser-known Ischia, in its embrace.
I first visited Ischia after reading Elena Ferrante’s ‘My Brilliant Friend’, the first book in the Neapolitan quartet where the island forms the backdrop to the first sexual encounters of protagonists Lenu and Lila.
Sitting in a café overlooking a small, rocky beach close to the causeway of the Castello Aragonese, I found inspiration for this series of oil paintings watching older, female friends sharing their cares, letting it all hang out, just enjoying the ‘dolce fa niente’ of yet another sunny day. In their interaction I recognised the soothing power of just being by the sea.
Here comes the sun
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