For the Love of Women

Paula Sinclair - For the Love of Women

20th JULY 2012: Opening of local artist Paula Sinclair's first solo exhibition

For The Love Of Women

on Friday at 6pm.

'My first exhibition,

For the Love of Women

is a contemporary exploration

of the female form,

and what feminine

beauty, sensuality and

empowerment mean to me'

- Paula Sinclair, July 2012

This bold and striking exhibition of large paintings will take place in Gallery 1.

At the same time, Gallery 2 features Yes Please, a group exhibition

by local emerging artists presenting some of their latest artworks for 2012.

Come and meet Paula and some of the Yes Please artists,

and share in the refreshments.

'Uh Huh'

 

Artist Statement:

That moment when

you’re talking closely with a woman,

and she stares through you,

taking in everything that you are,

her intuition laying you bare,

and feeling love for you

all the same.

- Paula Sinclair

July 2012

'The Moonlight'

Artist Statement:

Many cultures believe the moon represents the

Triple Goddess and her three incarnations

Maiden, Mother and Crone.

My friend sat on the edge of the bed one evening,

with light from the full moon bathing her, running her fingers

through her hair. For me, she was at that moment,

and is still, the epitome of womanly beauty.

Words eluded me to describe how breathtakingly beautiful

she appeared in this light, and I can only hope

that this portrait goes some of the way to conveying

her goddess-like form and soul.

- Paula Sinclair, July 2012

'Dress'

Artist Statement:

One of my closest friends suffered

Bulimia and Anorexia Nervosa in her late teens,

and as a result, will always carry a fuller figure.

As hard as I might try, I feel like I’m unable

to convey to her how gorgeous womanly figures are.

Through portraits like these, with her in mind,

I like to think that her positive comments surrounding

the art will help build her own self-esteem

and a more positive body image.

To me, there’s such a confident,

self-assured air about this portrait.

- Paula Sinclair, July 2012

 ‘Love’

Artist Statement:

There’s a serene beauty

 about her, casting aside all that we’re taught about concealing

our bodies and our sexuality.

 Most of us women

carry demons surrounding self-love, and I find painting portraits like this one

liberating and empowering.

- Paula Sinclair, July 2012

'Cliche'

Artist Statement

The stockings. I just love the stockings.

- Paula Sinclair, July 2012

So What?’

Artist Statement

There’s a quiet stubborn

nature to this portrait,

with her hour-glass proportions she’s defiant and

comfortable in her nudity,

something I think we could

all aspire to be as women.

- Paula Sinclair,

July 2012