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.
- Solo show ‘Bedsit’ at Australian Galleries, Sydney, 14 November to 3 December 2017