Vicky Brand BA Hons
I am a figurative oil painter who lives by the White Cliffs in Folkestone. I love the invigorating air, wide skies and ever changing energy of the coastline. Pat loves the sea too and was happy to pose for a painting called “The Red Kimono”
My paintings investigate identity, what makes us tick and what it means to be human today.
The work entitled “Chrysalids” looks at childhood. Can we predict what our children will become as adults
by watching them play, can nature influence nurture? By painting skin in sepia tones and contrasting this against colourful clothing my intention was to emphasise this conundrum.
My paintings tell stories and pose questions. At college in the nineties the premise of conceptualism underlined everything and these ideas still inform my work today.
I love to paint people and the work entitled “Bloodties” of myself and my daughter, painted a few years ago now is still one of my favourites. It describes the many nuances involved in the relationship between a mother and her daughter.
Over the years since my graduation in 1999 I have been in many exhibitions and galleries including the Mall Galleries in London
In one of their annual portrait exhibitions.
I accept commissions and recently finished “Caribbean Wedding” for Jamie and Ashley, from a photograph supplied by Jamie’s Mum.
They both lived, worked and married in Barbados but had to leave suddenly under sad circumstances. I hope that this little painting will bring back
only happy memories of their stay.