Dance the day away

This new painting was lovely for me to paint. I was able to use some of the sketches I did a while ago at the Royal Ballet’s rehearsal in London and put them into a composition. The thought behind this composition was in response to so many posts on social media about how lock-down has affected people. Some have been inspired to do great feats for charity, others have taken up new hobbies and some have succumbed to mental problems. For me, getting outside and setting myself a task has been the best medicine but I’m sure if I could dance like this I would whirl around whatever outside/inside space I could find and let the music of the dance transport me to happy places, just as I was painting this picture.

Acrylic on canvas 45 x 60cm

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 oil or 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.

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