It’s all about Halloween these days and we couldn’t help digging deep into our gallery and blow the cobwebs off some witches.
Let’s start with “The Witch Tree” by Jeremy Mayes featuring, in the artist’s words, “an old oak tree and three enigmatic female figures sinuously and magically connecting to the trunk and roots.” There is something spooky about the female figures with featureless faces, but at the same time, the connection with nature is evident. “I wanted the direction of the brushwork on the tree and figures to flow almost organically to further suggest this,” explains the artist. The colours are earthy, autumnal and warm. The painting can enhance any themed collection (pagan, nature, autumn) as well as a more eclectic one.
What lino print, a hare and a witch have in common? “The Witch Hare” by Teresa Winchester, a whimsical lino print on paper. The artwork is predominantly green (we always see witches with green faces, don’t we?) and the hare itself can be or is an actual witch. Or perhaps a familiar? There is no limit to an artist imagination and no limit to our interpretation. Whatever we choose to see in this painting, the title is a good indication. The painting itself is rather charming with all the nature elements and the full moon in the distance, it can enhance any room all year round. Especially a cottage style one.
Last, but not least, “Witches” by Vyara Tichkova depicts four gracious witches dancing in the air. Painted nude against a stained-glass-effect background, their figures really stand out beautifully, celebrating the female form. They would look great as part of a gallery wall, as well as on their own. Placed in an awkward space, it can enhance it. Hung on a feature wall, it can transform it into a conversation starter, not just on Halloween, but on any day of the year.