Women Talking

Women Talking – 125x95cm – Oil on Canvas

This image has been selected for the Figurative Art Now exhibition at the Mall Galleries London. This work was inspired by early childhood memories of observing my mother with her friends. It seemed to me there was a certain secret language and power sparked by their interaction. In this image I combine these ideas with and associate them with the book of the same title by the author Mariam Toews. This is about the survival of the women in a Mennonite community in Bolivia and follows their secret talks and discussions about what they should do in response to the abusive treatment they have suffered.