Marie Larkin

I took the Damsel’s in Distress theme for the show, literally, and then tipped it on it’s head. My women are strong and resilient. They are adventurers who look forward. They face the world head on, and kick its proverbial arse. They have innocence but tell a story of fierceness, experience and wisdom. They are the devil and the goddess. My women regard and engage you with their direct gaze as if to say, “See me. I am woman.” I see woman as larger than life and so I have made these works to reflect this. These paintings are an uncompromising snapshot of the ‘Steel Magnolias” I love to paint. I have underlined and underpinned each painting with a quote about women.