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The Feminist Artists Gave Us A Voice

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This piece is about the fears many women have about using their voice and saying what they believe in.   I'd been studying 'The Feminist Art' movement of the late 1960s and was inspired by the strength and determination of these women. The Feminist artists stood against an established, male-dominated art world. Women were under-represented and invisible to the public and the Feminist artists fought to change, what had been the norm for centuries. I want to thank them for their courage and offer my sincere gratitude. Image: Spoils of Courage 2004 (sold), Mixed Media on Board - oils, wax, plaster. Further Reading The Feminist Artists Who Changed the World Artland - Feminist Art History  How Art Fought for Women's Rights

Spirit of Intelligence 2004 - Retrospective

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The following posts will be works from my degree show in 2004.  I'm going over my old work in an attempt to move forward. I've been in a stuck place for a number of years now and I believe reflection can be really useful.  What worked, what didn't, what would I have done differently? The show was really exciting, loads of people were at the opening and they were buying. It was such a buzz. Is this how it's going to be in the future, I wondered?  No is the short answer 😂. For those of you who went to art school, I'm sure you can relate.  I'm still trying to figure things out after all these years and there's so many things I would have done differently. The first thing would have been to get more help as it's too much to do everything by yourself.  You need people who will support you in such a competitive business.  Friends and family are great, but mostly, they don't get it.  We may need professional help, e.g. mentors, a business coach, marketin