t'ART online: February Edition
We accept submissions to t'ART online on a rolling basis and would love to see your work! Find out how to submit and what we are looking for here.
Hi, I’m Molly and I’m an Edinburgh based acrylic artist who focuses on body positivity! I’ve actually only really been painting since March 2020 as a result of lockdown boredom. I loved painting at school but went on to study politics at uni and just never really made time for art. This politics course deepened my passion for feminism and as a result inspired me to make my subjects women of all shapes and sizes. With women’s bodies being sexually objectified in every possible context, it has been extremely liberating to reclaim the female body as art and as beauty. Lots of the commission pieces I’ve done have been commissioned due to people wanting to reclaim their bodies after negative experiences, whether than be body image/ weight issues, or abuse. To make people feel beautiful and empowered has filled me with such joy and I can’t wait to see where 2021 will take this small hobby of mine :)
Anna Baines is a 24-year-old singer/songwriter from Salisbury, Wiltshire.
It’s Easy was written last January and released in November. She wrote the track herself and worked with artist/producer Slow Shudder to co-produce and master.
When Anna is not making music, she is knitting for her other project The Cosy Mind Workshop.
Comedian Alex Beighton was birthed out of the Soho Theatre Stand Up Comedy Labs kicking, screaming and covered in amniotic fluid. It was there she learnt how to make gay things funny and funny things gay.
"I draw when I'm sad and I draw when I'm happy. I draw to get out of my head but also sometimes when I need some time to just be alone with my head. Sometimes I draw people's cats.
Most of these drawings I did whilst in hospital, mostly as a means of escapism. The olive tree was designed to be engraved on my dad's gravestone. You can buy these prints on postcards, which I am currently selling for £2.50 online to raise money for Cancer Research UK."
Lucie is a London-based Illustrator whose intricate work is published in children books and comic-books, both in France and the UK.
Lucie says, "I created these paintings to illustrate Christopher Booker’s Seven Basic Plots Theory. I’ve always been fascinated by the Jungian concept of archetypes : stories and characters build into our collective unconscious, part of story-building tools shared by all human minds. According to Booker, every story ever told can be traced back to these seven archetypal narratives : Voyage and Return (The Hobbit), Tragedy (Romeo and Juliet), Rags to Riches (Aladdin), Rebirth (Groundhog Day), The Quest (Monty Python and the Holy Grail), Overcoming the Monster, (James Bond), Comedy (Much ado about nothing). This theory is contested by some, adopted by others. I am no psychoanalyst. All I know is I found Booker’s idea comforting, beautiful, almost religious. It feels like something powerful and ancient. I see these paintings as maps of our creative mind, landscapes of our imagination and chapter headers for the stories we have yet to tell."
Find out more about Lucie's work here.
I am one of the co-creators of t'ART, a writer of queer fiction and an aspiring artist! Recently I have been playing with different ways of drawing and painting bodies and these images are the results.
These paintings are currently available to buy in our online shop to raise money for the printing of the next magazine here.