Wendy’s highly stylized canvases focus on the feminine aesthetic, a consistently strong element of her work. Bringing control of line, assurance and daring into her exploration of the nude, at times the figures seem barely contained within the confines of the canvas. The influence of Asian culture is also clearly evident with birds and flowers interwoven with gold leaf and overlayed with rich Oriental patterning to create evocative combinations for her nearly nude and demurely concealed ladies. The result is an eclectic mix of the past, our cultural diversity and pop imagery, which transports the viewer to another world of utter beauty and tranquility - where bodies ‘tattooed’ in the most delicate patterns float over the canvas in perfect harmony.
“PRIMAVERA” - 16 July – 3 August, 2011
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