GRACE UNDER PRESSURE

acrylic on canvas painting by artist phoebe thomasson
Holding the worlds together, I feel grace under pressure…

Acrylic on canvas

36 x 48 in

INFLUENCES: Picasso, Klimt, Phillip Guston, Cecily Brown

I started “Grace” on Christmas day 2017 and it emerged chunk by chunk until the new year…

It really does represent what I was feeling at the time; like the worlds were needing to be held up lest they crush me as I dance through the hard grind of the dark festive season, trying desperately to maintain my ‘jolly’ status. You know the feeling.

It felt like a very primal painting to make, it was very spontaneous and I spent very little time editing. It all came out fully formed and I enjoyed the childlike splodges of paint enough to admonish myself to leave them be!

It’s too easy to overwork a painting and sometimes is good to step away, straight away! The only things that came later were the defining outline and the gold leaf, which of course is an homage to Klimt.

This amorphous dancing being has the best gold pants which shine brightly in the sunlight. However, it is super hard to get a good photo of shiny stuff, so you just have to come and see it in the flesh!

Please come and view the painting for yourself by making an appointment.

Contact me directly for a private viewing:

m: 07536115930

About Phoebe Thomasson

I am in love with expression in all forms; art, poetry, writing, music, dance...I want to inspire creativity, foster understanding and nurture the process of transformation in myself and others. In short, I want to evolve. This requires trust in speaking one's truth and freedom from fear and shame. If we cannot speak our truth without shame, then we have far to go! Join me as I heal my psyche through the creative process and find interesting perspectives as I go about my personal evolution as an artist, mother, and Shaman.

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