Prudence Flint paints women. Usually in an interior setting and often in an intimate, solitary moment. Her subject might be in the bathroom, showering, or lying on a bed staring at the ceiling or in the kitchen drinking a glass of water.

She explores that moment in time in a unique way, through her use of light, colour, portrayal of space and magnificent use of distortion.

Flint has won many art awards including the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, the Portia Geach Memorial Award and the Len Fox Painting Award. Her work has also been shortlisted many times – thirteen times in the Portia Geach alone. If you have an interest in painting in Australia, it’s very likely you’re familiar with her work.

In this episode, Flint talks about her life and how she found her way to her subject matter and painting methods.  She also gives interesting insights into the workings of the inner critic – something most artists have encountered. Her approach to that is inspired and taps into the mysteries of the creative process.

See a short video of Flint’s studio and work in her latest show at Australian Galleries on the Talking with Painters YouTube channel here.

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‘Baby’, 2015,  oil on linen, 105 x 90.5cm (Finalist in Archibald Portrait Prize 2015)

‘Shower’, 2016, oil on linen, 117 x 97cm (Finalist in 2016 Archibald Portrait Prize)

‘A Fine Romance #9’, 2004, oil on linen, 117 x 82cm (Winner of Doug Moran National Portrait Prize 2004)

‘Large Tartan Blanket’ 2016, oil on linen, 109 x 142cm (Finalist in the 2016 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize)

‘Wash’ 2015, oil on linen, 108 x 90cm (Winner of the Len Fox Painting Award 2016)


6 thoughts on “Ep #35 Prudence Flint

  1. Yeen Danser

    A lot of what Prudence Flint said resonated with me. Thank you for taking on the job of talking with artists, fabulous.

  2. Rosie Lloyd-Giblett

    Wow I just love the honesty of Prudence …I can relate to her comment of going under water to find truth. So great to hear the journey of artists. Thanks for your conversations great studio company.

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