Thursday, 17 November 2016

NEW work - Mountain


I am enjoying experimenting with a range of media. This piece is a self portrait exploring belonging, hopes and dreams. I often use gold and silver in my artwork and wanted to have a gold object as a focal point. I like to show elements of the 'unseen' in my artwork and have focused on the intangible; hopes and dreams. The belonging elements of the image link in with my Native American heritage and are subtly referenced.




Mountain 29.7 cm (w) x 42 cm (h) mixed media on paper




Tuesday, 4 October 2016

NEW Portrait Barack Obama (Below the Surface)

NEW portrait of Barack Obama. I am loving creating pencil and paint artwork, it is a much faster way of working than paint on canvas (though I still love canvas painting!).  I really admire Obama and his altruism, which is depicted in this portrait as he comes to the end of his time as President. 


Barack Obama (Below the Surface)  (w) 29.7cm  x (h) 42cm graphite, ink and paint on paper 



For more detailed images, more info & original / prints, please go to: https://www.saatchiart.com/…/Drawing-Ba…/428253/3206843/view

* Note: Saatchi include shipping costs in original artwork prices




Friday, 16 September 2016

NEW Painting: My Brothers

This is a new painting of mine, I think it has to be one of my favourites. It makes me smile and also tearful when I look at it.  It depicts my brother and his tattoo of our deceased brother's name, hence the title 'My Brothers'.



My Brothers paint on canvas 80cm x 60cm


View a larger version and print options at Saatchi Art.

View on my website: www.bethlouella.com 

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Friday, 10 June 2016

New website on the way...

Soon my new website will be launched! 

For now, I created an additional online portfolio using portfoliobox (I would highly recommend using them). You can check mine out at: 




Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Below the Surface Woman Blue

Here is another portrait from the 'Below the Surface' body of work.  I went to the Stanley Spencer Gallery recently and admired a sketched portrait of his first wife in hard pencil.  It inspired me to use hard pencil in this body of work. 




Woman Blue  21cm (w) x 42cm (h) pencil, ink and paint on paper


Monday, 9 May 2016

Below the Surface...

‘Below the Surface’ is a body of work consisting of portraits created with hard pencil, ink and paint.  The paint is expressive, depicting elements of the subject’s character.  Here is one of the portraits, there are more to come!



Woman Yellow 29.7cm (w) x 42cm (h) pencil, ink and paint on paper

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Lineage

Here is another recent painting. It is a self portrait (not a very flattering one, but then that is not what self portraits are about!).  It is called Lineage, the painting is about heritage, ancestry, what gets passed down to us and what shapes us.  My dreads look like tree branches so I created a 'family tree' / 'tree of life' with the layout of my hair.  The splashes of colour represent different elements being passed down, the things that impact / shape us and the results. The turquoise represents bitter sweet elements and the yellow represents positive elements, such as love, joy and faith. 



Lineage 61cm (w) x 91cm (h) paint on canvas 




Friday, 1 April 2016

WhatIsItToBeHuman

The WhatIsItToBeHuman year long touring exhibition is drawing to an end. They calculate over 10,000 people have visited the exhibition which is great. I am really pleased to have had 'Retrospective Sisterhood' selected for the exhibition and the organisers have been fantastic.



The exhibition from the WhatIsItToBeHuman website.



This is an old London exhibition advertising image - I think it is pretty clever (and fun), 
I am on the right, under the painted man's feet.

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

New Portraits

Here are some new portraits of beautiful sitters...

                                                 Rebecca  36cm (w) x 46cm (h) paint on canvas 
 Rebecca II  46cm (w) x 36cm (h) paint on canvas 
Verity  36cm (w) x 46cm (h) paint on canvas