You are Amazing! Our human bodies are incredible!
Perhaps your body has done something you feel like celebrating. Maybe you are fitter and stronger than ever.
Maybe you have survived illness or trauma.
Maybe you have made another person!
Perhaps you are just really happy to be alive or are celebrating a big birthday!
Or, perhaps it is just Friday and why the hell not?
Let's do this! Let's celebrate you, together, in art, in your own Celebration Abstract Portrait!
When we are stuck in the busy-ness of life it is easy to feel like we lose a little of ourselves, to be all "up in our heads" and disconnected from our bodies, and physical sensations. We often dislike parts of our body or feel shame for them not looking the way the media portrays as the "ideal". This can make us depressed, lacking in drive or passion. It can affect how we interact with others in our work, socially, with loved ones, or with ourselves. It can wear away our self esteem and we often feel stuck, unseen, unheard and unable to achieve all that we desire. Trust me. I've been there!
I have spent most of life feeling unattractive, awkward and invisible. I have been a people-pleaser, putting my own hopes and dreams on a back-burner. I have lacked confidence in my abilities and labelled myself as a dreamer and a non-achiever.
Through my own personal development journey through yoga, meditation, tantra, a loving, supportive womens group and many, many books I know that I have everything I need within me, I just need to reconnect with that, to lose the old stories that no longer serve me.
I was also a blocked artist for most of my life, not having found my Thing! Until I faced a fear and tried life drawing! I was terrified, and I had no idea why...clearly my fear was showing me my Thing! I have learnt that through drawing the human form, we see the beauty, vulnerability, power and joy in everyone. When we look at a figurative painting we are not body-shaming or judging, we are looking and connecting with art.
I recently drew my own body and painted it on canvas...and through this I gradually felt real love and gratitude for my body. I can feel my self confidence and passion grow daily, whenever I connect with those paintings. They are visual anchors to the emotions I was feeling when I painted them.
Though the combination of connecting with our inner joy and my drawing you from those beliefs and emotions to create your own Celebration Abstract Portrait, you can then use your painting to anchor you to those feelings and help you to grow your body connection, self-love, self-confidence and joy on a daily basis!
How much will my Celebration Abstract Portrait cost?
LUXURY ARTWORK 90x150cm £3,000
FULL SIZE 80x100cm canvas £1,000
BASIC 60x60cm or 80x60cm canvas £750
PAYMENT PLANS are available so you can pay in instalments towards your finished artwork.
We start with a clarity call to discuss your desires for the painting, size, timeframe. I will ask you some questions about you, what you want of our work together, your Why! Please remember that you can be as clothed or as nude as you choose for the sitting.
I will confirm with a proposal email to set to commission details, price, process and timings. At this point a £250 non-refundable instalment is payable to begin the process, or part payment of your payment plan. I will also send some ideas for poses and set up.
Sketch Process - for a personal life study. A two hour sitting, with breaks between poses, to create two to three pose sketches to choose from. During this session I will take you through a warm-up session of a few 2 minute poses and we'll take some time to find the pose that works best for you. We'll aim for you to hold this final pose for no more than 30 minutes. This can be via Zoom or in person. Zoom allows us to each remain at home and for you to be completely in your comfort zone.
Creation Process - please allow 2 to 4 weeks creation time. I'll keep you informed of progress.
Completion - When your artwork is finished I'll send a photo and invoice for the final installation payment. Once the payment is confirmed, I will courier or personally deliver you commission portrait to you.
Luxury Package Bonus! you will also receive a pack of the sketches involved in creating your Celebration Abstract Portrait. These sketches will look great framed and hung on your walls!
"When I took the decision to ask Kate to paint me, I was approaching my 40th birthday. I was carrying a bit of extra weight when I sat for Kate but was feeling confident about where I was in my life at that time. Now my body is proudly displayed on my living room wall in all its glory. I look at it often and admire my thighs and the curvature of my hips and see that strong, set, and determined jawline and feel immensely proud of myself for throwing off societies shackles (along with my bra). Every visitor to our home can it help but notice, admire or comment on the beautiful painting and especially comment on how empowering it must be for me to have Kate’s work displayed so prominently." Fiona Bishop
If you want to feel bold, confident, joyous and passionate about your life, register now for your own Body Celebration Portrait and let's get started!
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