People's Choice Award 2023

Lucy Gable

Menopausal Me

Bankside Gallery: Rising Artists, Jackson's Painting Prize 2023
Oil
Panel
40 x 40 cm

£1,000

People’s Choice Award Winner

“I find that I like to dig right down into the detail (of anything) and really stare at it. Forensically zooming in, I usually find truth, often beauty, and always interest. Opportunities for discovery and creativity come from rummaging around it the minutiae. I’m particularly drawn to painting portraits in oil, often female, and I try to capture the over-riding emotion of a particular singular moment. I often find that those emotions are obscure but intense, and include exhaustion, fury, exasperation and joy. I try to challenge the artistic stereotype of female beauty which tends to depict women as passive, acquiescent, inviting or in pain.”