The shape of us
Women depicting women.
Celebrating with joy women's bodies in all their different shapes and sizes.
Artists are: Karen Turner, Kate Moores, Drusilla Cole and Josie Beszant
Sometimes my figures are close cropped to represent the direct scrutiny a woman’s body is regularly placed under, judged not only on its ability to look pleasing, but also on its ability to live up to expectations around reproduction and motherhood.
A common theme in my work is absence. In some cases parts of a figure will bleed away to nothing, and in almost all she will be depicted devoid of surroundings as a representation of the way in which the bodies of so many women are judged without context.
Working in oils I build my subject with thin layers, shade over shade, colour over colour. I aim to keep each layer barely perceptible, each one contributing to the whole in ways that can’t always be seen. Colour is crucial as I seek to highlight pigments in the skin that can often go unnoticed, emphasising and sometimes exaggerating them in order that I might accentuate their beauty."
Painting the Nude makes Kate notice not only the beauty in every body, also the fragility and strength, the calm and torrent of emotions. Her art is fluid, energetic and uses colour to express her connection to the Nude and all she sees in them.
Based in West Tanfield, North Yorkshire, Kate works mainly in ink, charcoal and soft pastels. She specialises in Body Love Portrait commissions, using Art to increase your own body positivity.
An intricate collage with 2 and 3 dimensional objects mounted on plywood and an pdf base. Covered with a perspex dome the entire piece measures 40cm diameter.
Circular collage on plywood, mounted on an pdf block. The collage has 3 dimensional aspects to it (acorns, bones, false teeth). Enclosed in a perspex dome the piece measures 60cm diameter.