This is my first relief painting. Working in layers of wood, plaster & acrylic paint I designed a multimedia painting about Bacchus, the Roman God of the grape harvest, fertility, theatre and religious ecstasy. I wanted to depict his world from the viewpoint of the women who were part of it. According to my research, his procession was made up of wild female followers and bearded satyrs with erect penises. All sounds quite fun really!
About angela brittain
Each work I create has a search for “rightness” – an attempt to solve complex and often self-imposed compositional problems. They often have a tension below the surface. I work mainly in acrylics on board. People fascinate me but I’m not sure that I made a conscious decision to make people central to my work or if this subject chose me. I have a Diploma in Art and Design and worked for several years as a graphic designer and illustrator before finally returning to my first love of drawing & painting in 2008. I have taught art to children and adults and currently offer one-to-one workshops from my home studio in West Sussex. I am a Member of the Society of Women Artists (SWA) and exhibit in London and the South.