Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh
‘As this excellent show demonstrates, among the finest works acquired by London’s and Edinburgh’s National Portrait Galleries since the 1980s are Victoria Crowe’s sympathetically curious, vigorous, painterly portraits: psychologically acute likenesses of friends including psychiatrist RD Laing and actor Graham Crowden and above all thoughtful, richly allusive depictions of powerful elderly women.’ – Financial Times, Critic’s Choice. Victoria Crowe: Beyond Likeness is on now until 18 November 2018. #VictoriaCrowe#BeyondLikeness#ScotPortrait#portrait#scottishartist#exhibition#nowopen#nationalportraitgallery
Can’t wait to show this piece by @jameshowdenart in Maastricht! Go to link in bio to see more details. Patinated Bronze, Edition Of 5 ONLY, all unique, 25x25x10cm (approx), €1150 + worldwide shipping. Thanks for taking a look
Does anyone else use a sketchbook constantly? I find it to be one of the most important parts of my practise as an artist. I take it with me everywhere and it's where my marks, thoughts and ideas first develop. I think it's almost as important as my large final paintings as it's where the basis of my work lies and is integral to my process.
And so with my current solo show I found it very important to have a selection of my books and sketchbooks on show so visitors can get a sense of my process working outside on these books, my ideas and to see where it all begins. Whenever I'm feeling uninspired I flick through one of my sketchbooks and often one specific mark can be the fuel for a new body of work. Would love to hear what inspires you as an artist.