Zoe is a British Figurative Painter, living and working in Cornwall.
Her subject matter is often women, children and animals.
Theatrical costumes and settings present a world in which she brings together fragments from different time frames and a very personal narrative.
She says “…As a child I had strong bonds with animals. This has never left me. Through my imagery, I like to identify and investigate those intense relationships . I often invest my own psycho / physical qualities in the figure, sometimes the animal. It is the different kinds of friendship between the two that makes me wonder, the discovery and use of power in these relationships, the simplicity and complexity of a moment, the transitory nature of our lives , this is all part my narrative.
I was sad to hear the news about Cornwall Councillor Candy Atherton . I met her many years ago when I painted a her portrait .
We met the first time at her home in 2002 , and I remember there was some excitement, as she was about to be married, and showed me her pretty wedding dress. I then began working on ideas for this painting, and felt at the time, it was important to include her engagement ring within the final portrait, to mark that happy time in her life.
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