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cotton, perpetuate, shine

cotton, perpetuate, shine

Oil on canvas


65 x 50cm

*Chosen by Contemporary British Painting as 'painting of the day'

*Axisweb included this in their 'highlights'

*The image was used on publicity material for Zena Blackwell's solo show Seen Not Heard in November 2018

'The sources for Zena Blackwell’s imagery are the threads of family life; observations of her children in varying domestic scenarios at rest or at play. With a stylised intensity of vibrant colour and pattern, the paintings elevate the everyday beyond the ordinary. The Mother / artist’s viewpoint is there as a subversive sub-text throughout the work, revealing an intensity and shift in the ‘normal’ scale of things; to claustrophobic effect. Underneath the witnessed moment of an apparently innocent snapshot of childhood, there is the constant undertone of adult anxiety, and a sense of building drama.' Zoe Gingell



*If you would like to take out an interest-free payment plan for this painting - over 3 or 4 months typically - please get in touch and we can discuss options. Payment would then be set up via bank transfer or paypal. If you would prefer to pay monthly instalments by credit card, I can set up a private item in the shop for you.  A 10% deposit would be required to take the piece off the market. Thank you. 

  • Shipping & Returns

    Item will be shipped within 1 - 2 weeks

    There is a 7 day returns policy on all original works of art if the customer is not 100% satisfied or changes their mind. 
    Postage for returns must be covered by the customer. 

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