It all started with 100 Girls on Cheap Paper…I fell in love a hundred times!
This is the titillating title of a book I came across about 14 years ago. It is quite simply filled with expressive girls painted on ‘cheap’ or ‘found’ paper.
This mundane paper previously lived a utilitarian life – and was then reincarnated as the canvas for a soulful, beautiful girl. It is a case of Arts and Literature colliding…a case of the caterpillar and the butterfly.
Her fast work on unpredictable surfaces requires the artist to embrace imperfections. Using watercolour paints, each stroke is permanent; it cannot be fixed in layers. Embracing a blotch or a flaw, while mastering light and shadow, subjective beauty looks out at us.