This week’s artist: Priscilla Watkins
We welcome Priscilla Watkins to takeover the walls and windows of Studio 73 . She tells us about her work and inspirations:
I studied Visual Art at Lancaster University. Afterwards I went into magazine design (I was Art Editor of NME from 1990-1993) but gave it up when I became pregnant in 1998. I have two grown-up children now. Parenthood liberated me from the office and also stimulated me to draw again. I taught myself to oil paint properly at this time and have been selling my work ever since.
The first pool painting came from taking pictures of my children in the shallow end of the lido on a disposable underwater camera. Lido light is very special. It falls directly onto the water so it has a special intensity and an endless fascination for me, especially when it interacts with the human figure. It has quite a transcendent quality. A real tonic for the soul! I try to celebrate two things in my paintings, the light and the people. London needs spaces where people can connect.
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