Peta Alannah Chigwidden
Inspired by her passion for life drawing and appreciation of the sensual female form, Peta Alannah Chigwidden creates enigmatic Oil and charcoal paintings through the fluidity of line contrasting with the softness of her colour palate. Her girls appear like mist with strength and intensity.
After graduating from South Australian School of Art, Peta has been exhibiting her work annually for the past five years, as well as co-curating the Fräulein Collective Exhibitions. Peta currently curates the Gallery at Urban Cow Studio.
"I create enigmatic charcoal and oil paintings through the fluidity of line contrasting with the softness of colour palate. Imagery is inspired by my passion for life drawing and appreciation of the sensual female form. My imagery obsesses on the female, mother of creation, sensual, soft, loving and powerful. Sifting through ones memories uncovers a common thread of interest in things that draw in and out of the material world then deep down into the safe and creative childlike space of imagination. Herein lies my safe place, where the pivotal and the minuscule events in ones life shape and shift our perspective of the world, and however dramatic, they fade away. The female nude, appearing like mist from wooden panel, pays homage to these moments in life, as a female, a mother and creator."