All About Me... .. . . . . . . . .
South Africa,the land of my birth with the diversity of peoples and cultures, the landscapes and the light, the colours, the seasons, the sunshine and the intense energy , has influenced my work greatly.
My family and especially my children, and the relationships I have with them within. (See the Modern Goddesses below)
Sometimes I start with just an idea I get from sitting in my favourite chair that I inherited from my mom (internal emotional rumblings and ideas)or, a title of a poem or song , or a quote, or just something someone said. Our home, with the gatherings and celebrations is a constant source of inspiration. I also get inspired just by splashing paint and colours onto a white canvas and from there images arise and fill my head, the splashings of colour mostly transform into figures.
Other artists also inspire me .....
These are the artists that have made the deepest impact on me:- Modiliani, Klimt, Lempika, Mucha, Cezanne, Gaugin, Matisse, Renoir,Botticelli, Chagall, Kandinsky, Picasso. These are the artists I just love: Paul Klee, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothco, Rubens, Rembrandt ,Hockney, Dali, Warhol.
I cannot go on without mentioning my all time favourite architect-----GAUDI !!!!!!
My Themes: Figurative Paintings-The Modern Goddeses
I am inspired by human relationships, especially the role of women.
From early in my art career I have explored the recurring theme of women:
Mothers- I had a mother and I am the mother; Sisters- I have three sisters; Daughters- I am a daughter and I have two daughters; Aunts-, I had aunts(they have all passed on now-5 of them) and I am an aunt; Wives- I’ve been that too (a few times); Lovers- oh that too, but that’s a different story and that is my personal story. And of course Friends-
My work reflects the love, mystery, sensibility,sensuality,sexuality, sociability and solitude of all of these,
I call them the Modern Goddesses.
They have anonymous faces and fluid bodies, they transcend reality and express the subtle nuances of life.They reflect the graceful movements of human emotion, they exude warmth, charm and joy. The element of whimsy and fantasy is especially expressed in the way I paint my Goddesses.
My paintings celebrate the Love that resides within these Modern Goddesses. And I honour them all.
My Themes: Landscape, Buildings and Still life Paintings
My paintings are emotional and personal expressions;
I love still life subjects mixed with landscapes, flowers and figures ,
my buildings are all crooked and my subject matter seems to dance in and off the canvas .
Everyday ordinary objects, the environment, landscapes, animals, birds and fish, people,-all become the subject matter that I use as universal or personal symbolism and images which I transform and interpret into personal visual statements- recognizable as well as abstracted..
I play with contradictions and combine, ambiguities, paradoxes, fantasies,
nature and myth.
My art intertwines reality and illusion, creating works that are fluid as well as defining .
I paint commissioned works which I call
these capture the essence of the client. Using the date of birth, astrological signs, Guardian Angels, elementals-faeriefolk, the mythical Gods and Goddesses, totem animals, archetypes, flowers, colours, crystals, instruments and elements etc;
I draw inspiration and reference from many varied sources.
They are full of mythical imagery and symbolism,
and are combined to create a uniquely customized artwork
that speaks to the very Soul of the client.
With each painting, which is approximately 80x100cm in size, I do a full reading explaining all the symbolism in the painting. Each painting has a central figure which represents the Goddess from mythology that symbolizes the Inner Modern Goddess that is the client herself .
To commission one of these special paintings please email me for prices .
This is a unique and very special gift you can give to yourself or some special.
Contact me now.
Methods and Mediums
I Paint ! I draw! I I illustrate! I play! I make amateur movies!
I renovate houses and decorate them! I garden!
My colour palette is bold, vibrant and strong. I do however use muted tones in some paintings.
I think colour is the most important element in my work and has been for years.I love cololour and see the world in colour . I can taste colour!!!
I use the elements of space and shapes very personally, they are mostly flattened and sometimes don’t make any sense.I do not adhere to any theoretical rules about perspective.
In some of my paintings I use patterns and textures, but by and large my work is quite free flowing, loose and linear.
My work gives one the sense of freedom and movement, it is expressive and whimsical at times
and I can’t begin to imagine into which “ism” it belongs.
My paintings express the dance of life .
Oils and acrylics are the mediums I love to use
I occasionally fly off course and paint in mixed media.
Over the years I have experimented and dipped into many other projects:
Fabrics, Making handbags,Ceramics, wrapping paper designs, silk screening, illustration, murals,
interior decorating, picture framing, blogging and teaching.
Somewhere inside of me there is a book!!!!
My artwork, photos of my artwork and images of my artwork are RonnieBiccard© copyright and All Rights Reserved. They may not be used or reproduced in any way without my permission. If you'd like to use one of my images, please contact me for permission.( firstname.lastname@example.org) Thank you!