Trish Wylie has been painting for more than 30 years and is currently based in London. Her latest work is inspired by themes of gender and nature. She also explores the use of multiple mediums from collage to re-visiting watercolour on large scale canvas.
Alongside this is her interest in Jungian theory (animus/anima) which she explores in the collections exhibited here. Her most recent watercolours have been a result of continual re-working with a medium that could be argued has been ignored and dismissed and we she has used to huge effect on works based on her travels to the Mojave Desert.
The series exclusively made for the Virtual Art Car Boot Fair 2020 is entitled “The James Bond Series”
Trish on the series: “The James Bonds with rose collage and lipstick are about the 'anima' in a man, the feminine aspect of the psyche, which continues from her earlier Rose Madder series. I have chosen James Bond as he is the epitome of an idealised masculinity, and has been in the public consciousness since the 1960's.The lipstick was also just curiosity in how applying the colour red to these men's lips would change their appearance so radically, I have other work of powerful men with lipstick on such as Trump, Boris Johnson, The Pope. Apparently, Hitler hated lipstick and the wearing of red lipstick by women was seen as an act of defiance towards the Nazis, also it was used as a symbol of strength and defiance by the American Suffragettes and it grew from there to be a popular cosmetic.”