Maria Pinschof

Artist

History and Approach I am a figurative artist whose career so far has taken two distinct forms. From 1969 to 1994/5 I painted landscape and still life - mainly in oils - working in Mid West France and England. I used a highly responsive approach to the world around me seeking colour in relation to movement, aiming to capture the changing elements, and completing work quickly - even frantically. By the mid 1990s I felt I had painted myself to a standstill, and needed to start afresh by relearning how to draw and studying human anatomy. I now paint and draw the human form, aiming to put down essential structure and form and to make an image breath. I am driven by the reward which comes from getting drawing RIGHT structurally and compositionally, which in turn unleashes the creativity and inspiration needed to put life and soul into a work. In this respect I am encouraged by Tai Chi teaching, an art stemming from the Sung dynasty of ancient China which offers life long learning of bodily structure, which - as one improves - leads to ever more flowing and strong movement. I use live models for reference as well as photographs and the developing painting or drawing, which may take months to complete. read full statement

Location London
Artforms Drawing, Painting
Website http://www.pinschofpaintinggallery.com