Sunday, April 4, 2010

Lady X - who is this mysterious artist?

"Lady X" is the name we gave to this, shy, private Salt Spring artist who prefers to remain anonymous. What a delight it was to discover this gem of an artist who paints life with her heart on her sleeve. Each piece is a magical composition where people, animals and objects float Chagallo-like across the canvas. Through subtle lavyers of colour and gesso her dream images emerge with unexpected details.

She paints events from her life with an honesty and passion that can only take place when an artist works without any intention of public viewing. The pieces explore a wide variety of subject matter; often female-oriented themes such as motherhood, love, jealousy, companionship or social events such as cocktail parties. Her work is compelling because it is born from a lifetime of experience. These are authentic experiences with which we can identify as similar to our own."

Lady X is represented by Pegasus Gallery in Vancouver. You can see more of her works and read this extracted biography on that site.

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