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Just as cool as you please - Study in tone

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Just as cool as you please - Study in tone
Just as cool as you please - Study in tone
Just as cool as you please - Study in tone
Just as cool as you please - Study in tone
Just as cool as you please - Study in tone
Just as cool as you please - Study in tone
Just as cool as you please - Study in tone
Just as cool as you please - Study in tone
About the artist
Kerry Inkster
Kerry Inkster
My name is Kerry Inkster and I am an artist and yoga teacher living in the remote tropical city of Darwin, in the Northern Territory, Australia. The world of women swimming underwater features strongly in my work. My paintings explore the female fi...
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Material
Acrylic on Canvas, Framed and ready to hang
Size
51x40 cm
Price
600 € incl. vat, excl. shipping & customs
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This artwork comes with an external frame taking the size of the piece to 51.3cm (W) x 39.5cm (H) x 4cm(D) | In creating this piece, I aimed to capture the vibrant essence of confidence and poise. With expressive acrylics and impactful sprays, I fused expressionism's intensity with pop art vibrancy, while dancing on the edges of semi-abstraction. This artwork, a symphony of bold colours and an evocative figure, invites a dynamic energy into any space, encouraging viewers to embrace their own strength and elegance. “Just as cool as you please” refers to a line in the poem “Phenomenal Woman” by Maya Angelou. The poem illustrates just how stunning and alluring confidence is. Angelou writes that she is not “cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size,” but she keeps her head high and her stride strong because she knows she is a phenomenal woman. This is my hope and desire for every single woman I know - including the model that inspires this painting.
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About the artist
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Kerry Inkster

Kerry Inkster

Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
My name is Kerry Inkster and I am an artist and yoga teacher living in the remote tropical city of Darwin, in the Northern Territory, Australia. The world of women swimming underwater features strongly in my work. My paintings explore the female figure and face through poetic symbolism, paint itself, light, colour, and personal journal. I am particularly interested in capturing feelings and in the water’s ability to foster healing, transcendence, escapism, and sanctuary. My paintings have a distinctive, bright palette with saturated tones and contrasting light, and I work predominantly in acrylic on large-scale canvases. I use Notan principles, a term derived from the Japanese language, literally means “light-dark balance.” I find it to be an excellent tool for simplifying the composition of complex scenes and to see value instead of colour. This encourages my exploration of colour, employing Paul Gauguin’s synthetist style, where I aim to synthesise three features in my work; the outward appearance of natural forms; my feelings about my subject; and the purity of the aesthetic considerations of line, colour, and form. My process involves working on each painting individually, so each one is unique in form, colour, and emotion. My paintings tread boundaries between pop art and expressionism, realism and abstraction. I strive to articulate a felt sense in physical form. My mission is to uplift women – this is the engine that fires my entire practice.
My Life had Stood - A Loaded Gun
Just as cool as you please - Study in tone
"Little Fourteen-year-old Dancer" after Degas
Cause I am a Superwoman, Yes I am.
Afternoon swim in my Louboutin’s
All the light we cannot see
Feel a river moving in you
Strong enough to let it in
Her life flows clean, with passion, like fresh water.
Had I the Heavens - Study in tone
Hawaiian Island Doll - Extra Large
I give you my hand and welcome you into my dream
Loved you Presently
Isn't it a funny thing
Close your eyes. Clear your Heart.