My work is influenced by the history of flower painting, and the social construction of femininity, within the hierarchy of art genres. Flower painting began as a sphere of high accomplishment, usually painted by male artists for high regard and high prices. This soon changed when the genre became a predominantly female practice, it then became regarded as a petty, genteel female accomplishment. My work embraces this space and reveals it to be complicated, obsessive and maybe slightly menacing.
Seán Padraic Birnie • Giola Cassar • Linn Kuhlmann • Charlotte Lambert-Gorwyn • Rachel Maloney • James Murray • Noora Pelkonen • Patty Rentschler • Kirsty Thomas • Nigel Tribbeck •