Phyllis Mahon

Based in United Kingdom
My artwork is both figurative and landscape, inspired by literature, poetry and romantic love. I graduated from Belfast College of Art in the 70s and my studio was based in London's East End until I relocated to the Lincolnshire Wolds in the early 90s. This eventually introduced the element of landscape into my art: what used to be large, dark, pastels involving only a woman or a couple, evolved into smaller, brighter works, where lovers dance or repose in a pastoral setting - and the landscape itself has become a subject, not just a prop for my dancing deities! I work full-time at my art and occasionally illustrate editorial. In 2004 I received an Arts Council Award to learn stone-carving; I occasionally carve in the local limestone. My preferred mediums are watercolours and chalk pastels on handmade paper, or acrylic on canvas. Whilst my early career was focused on exhibiting, since 2015 I've shared and sold my works online; thanks to this, my pieces are in many private collections around the world.

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