‘As One’ – The Painting

As One - Acrylic and Resin on Wood Panel 24 x 30 inches
‘As One’ – Acrylic and Resin on Wood Panel 24 x 30 inches

I’m excited about my painting ‘As One’ which is being shown at the Breastfeeding Exhibition held in The Gallery, De Montfort University next week.

‘As One’ was inspired by the encompassing oneness felt as a mother whilst feeding.  An element of our society shy away from the natural act of Breastfeeding; within this painting the bond is strong but the mother’s face is turned away and the baby is camouflaged. 

Starting with an Acrylic Pour I then painted the image into it prior to a coat of Resin, the sides have been left as wood. 

Breastfeeding Exhibition – The Midwives of DMU

Breastfeeding Exhibition
Breastfeeding Art Exhibition

A few months ago Alice and Becky, final year midwifery students at De Montfort University decided they would hold an Art Exhibition.  Their aim to raise the issue ‘Normalisation of  Breastfeeding in our Society’, follow them on Instagram @breast_is_best18.  

Exhibits

Last Friday we met Alice at the Red Lion Ice Cream Farm, Haughton.  See the article below where we hand over a few exhibits.  I took my painting along to show her – it wasn’t quite finished! 

So this week I’ve been busy with the final coats. It will be hung next Tuesday, just in time for opening night.  A step by step account of how I painted it will be on my blog the same day, there will be tips on my approach. 

Invitation to Opening - Breastfeeding Art Exhibition
Invitation to Opening – Breastfeeding Art Exhibition

I have also included below some photos of the textile exhibits including work by Andrea Lacy (@MrsWompra on Instagram) and Ruth Wright (@RuthWrightDesigns on Facebook) who’ve been in my Bradley class – they are both great textile artists and have started there own textile group the ‘Raw Threads’. 

If you want to attend the Opening Night on the 4th September you are most welcome it is at 7.30 – The Gallery, De Montford University, Leicester.

The Exhibition runs from 12-5pm on the 5th to 7th September at The Gallery, De Montford University, Leicester.

 

 

 

 

I took my painting 

‘As One’ Painting in Breastfeeding Exhibition at The Gallery, De Montford University, Leicester

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