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I like nothing better than getting lost in an oil painting- particularly portraits, which I find endlessly intriguing.
I was a debutante in the 2010 London Season and was inspired to paint my fellow debutantes in their beautiful bridal gowns and pearls preparing for the Queen Charlotte’s Ball. I love society portraits such as those by John Singer Sargent and his treatment of the beautiful dresses of his subjects, but am also intrigued by the more candid scenes of the Impressionists. I particularly like Degas for both his unusual compositions and technique. I also hugely admire R N Clarke.
I enjoy capturing people comfortable in their natural environment. I like my work to be representational but not photorealistic, and particularly like the challenge of representing different textures and patterns.
At the age of 11 I won the first year of the Staffordshire Open Art Exhibition’s under-16 competition, came second the next year and continued to be exhibited each year until I grew too old. My GCSE exam project, inspired by the work of Degas and looking at portraits and everyday household scenes in soft pastel, came first in the Independent Schools Association’s competition in the Midlands region in my age category and went on to second nationally. In 2011 two of my paintings were exhibited in the Staffordshire Open Art Exhibition.
My work is exhibited at R N Clarke Fine Art Gallery in St Mary’s Mews, Stafford and I have two pictures in the Staffordshire Open Art Exhibition. I am a young artist but hope to make painting a full-time career, selling my work and taking portrait commissions.
I have been blogging at http://intrinsicallyflorrie.blogspot.com/ since July 2009 but I wanted somewhere to focus purely on my art work. I will be posting previous art works as well as new ones as they are created.