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Paint­ing the Female Nude

My first exhi­bi­tion gave me a won­der­ful feel­ing of com­plete­ness when I printed my work and dis­played it for the first time…Even though this work, unlike my com­mer­cial pho­tog­ra­phy, doesn’t have to answer to any­one, I still had clo­sure when the view­ers under­stood what I was doing with this kind of pho­tog­ra­phy, turn­ing it into painting.

These are some pho­tos of the shoot, not ones exhib­ited, but they give you a sense of what we were up to. Click to enlarge.

I pho­tographed artist Alex Burrows-Mcgill, paint­ing a per­for­mance of Beth Radish, at my Stu­dio 13. The pho­tos I took were inspired by the atmos­phere of these 2 artists, that worked at ease together. Beth’s per­for­mance was messy & fun, so were Alex’s paintings.

The pho­tos above are part of that col­lec­tion, ‘Paint­ing the Female Nude’ more of which were exhib­ited at the Brighton Media Cen­tre for part of ‘Intro­duc­ing…’ an exhi­bi­tion show­cas­ing local up and com­ing artists. To be involved with them con­tact Beth

Pho­tos of exhi­bi­tion on my pre­vi­ous post ‘Intro­duc­ing…’

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Introducing…A Free Exhi­bi­tion Show­cas­ing Local Artists in Brighton.

A one day only pop up exhi­bi­tion at the Brighton Media Cen­tre show­cas­ing a selec­tion of up and com­ing local artists.

  • introducing...Exhibition
  • Introducing...exhibition, beth & mima
  • Introducing...Beth & Mima Curating work
  • Introducing, Beth Radish Curating
  • Introducing Mima Chovancova
  • Introducing Emma O'Neill
  • Introducing Beth Radish
  • Introducing Alice
  • Introducing Exhibition


This was the first exhi­bi­tion curated by Beth Radish & Mima Chovan­cova, with 6 artists work­ing in dif­fer­enct mediums.

Myself: Pho­tog­ra­phy

Alice Gough: Sculpture

Emma O’Neill: Painting

Joanna Brown: Sculp­ture

Beth Radish: Performance/Film

Mima Chovan­cova: Painting

Read Beth’s blog about the exhi­bi­tion here

I chose 3 pho­tographs from a col­lec­tion which I shot recently of an artist, Alex Burrows-McGill paint­ing a live per­for­mance of Beth Radish. The result­ing pho­tographs, inspired by the other 2 artists, resem­bled the paint­ings, in their tex­ture & move­ment and this was enhanced when Colourstream printed them onto fine art water colour paper.

The whole piece: per­for­mance, paint­ing & pho­tog­ra­phy were called ‘Paint­ing the Female Nude’


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