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The Association for Women in Insurance invites you to join us for a Members only
Art & Cocktail evening Thursday 16 June 2011
Curwoods Lawyers Level 8 Australia Square Plaza Building 95 Pitt Street Sydney 5.30pm until 9pm Members: $75
Kathrin Longhurst Artist’s statement
My art is about desire, the desire to show how every woman can be transformed by letting her inner being shine through, by removing the mask of self-doubt and changing a world that says women must conform to unrealistic images that are portrayed on countless glossy women’s magazines. My desire is to show through an ultra feminine style how women can see themselves if they choose. This idea stands in complete opposition to the proletarian and rather masculine art of East Germany where I spent my first 15 years. This has become a visual response to my early life experience: like a gesture of artistic liberation. My paintings aim to fulfil a quest for beauty and luxury, which I was denied when growing up in Eastern Europe. I started my arts life by taking life-drawing classes at 14 and have since developed an intense interest in the human shape, particularly the female form. It has taken me almost 20 years to realise my calling in life and become a full time artist. My work is contemporary; I paint mainly in oils, enjoying bright colours, sometimes using only primary or secondary colours, layering the paint to bring out the almost three dimensional images. My style is also deeply influenced by the year I spent in Belgium; through the delicate and elaborate detail of “Art Nouveau” which I found there, this idea and visual concept now fill my paintings. I live on Sydney’s Northern Beaches where along with other artists, I’m a founding member of an artist group called Northern Expressions. I am currently Vice President of Portrait Artists Australia as well as an exhibiting member of the Kuringai Art Society. My works exhibit frequently at galleries in NSW, Queensland, Victoria and the US. With my work, I have a strong desire to portray everyday women in a glamorous way. My models come from all walks of life, but on canvass they get to be superstars, divas, temptresses, goddesses and heroines. I particularly want women to feel good about themselves, through my art. I want to show the world how beautiful they are. I want people to feel the love and tenderness that I have for my subjects in every painting.
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