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Fancy a bit of tarty art?

Updated: Feb 19


This is a bit of a departure from my usual musings and updates…so I hope you’ll forgive me and not think it’s spam.


First: Storytime. A long long time ago, when Herstorical Tours was but a blink in her beady eye, Yours Truly was an artist - a painter to be exact. I would paint weird and macabre, fantasy inspired visions, and portraits of interesting women I encountered. I’ve managed to accumulate said paintings and they risk gathering dust in the cupboard, which I think is quite sad. I’d love for them to find a good home!


So I’m wondering if you would like one/some of them? I’m offering them all on a ‘make me an offer/pay what you want’ basis. Below are images and the stories attached to each painting, plus details.


They’re not necessarily connected to what I do now - i.e. history or women, although most of them definitely have a feminist slant, and they're mainly of either women or women-related themes.


I also have giclee prints of several paintings too, in A4 and A3.


If you're interested in any, email me at herstoricaltours@gmail.com or just fill out the 'contact us' form on the website. Please consider the size of the paintings and whether they're framed and also the fact that postage would be on top if needed!


Thanks for taking a look!



Nature spirit

Acrylic on Canvas, 20 X 16 inches. Framed.

This piece was inspired by the Canadian wilds, and the idea of mythical creatures existing, the hybrid woman/wolf, untamed, wild, like the nature behind her.





She-Wolf!

Acrylic on canvas, 20 X 16 inches, framed.


A feminist piece about women reclaiming their sexuality. Watch out! There's a she-wolf in the closet! as Shakira sang. By her hand there is a scarab beetle, ancient Egyptian symbols of the occult.







Memento Mori

Acrylic on canvas, 20 X 16 inches. Framed.


The idea that 'everything dies' (memento mori) is captured by the twins. This was inspired by Victorian post mortem photography. One of the twins is dead. Can you guess which? The twins themselves are reminiscent of the Shining twins.

I have always been a horror fan!;-)




Corporate Cannibal

Oils and mixed media on canvas (including gold leaf),20 X 16 inches, unframed.


This is a portrait of the burlesque performer Mysti Vine as 'The Corporate Cannibal'. Mysti's performances are always very strong and this one reminds me of Kali the Destroyer, ultimate Hindu Goddess of Death and Destruction.






Oshun

Acrylic and sequins. 20 X 16 Inches. Unframed.


The Goddess Oshun is an African Orisha Goddess of love and beauty. She came to me in a dream, shimmering gold in a very English countryside landscape, with gleaming eyes. This is how I've depicted her here.






Joan Baez

Acrylic on canvas.4 X 6 Inches. Unframed.


I was experimenting with a pop art colour style here. This is Joan Baez, one of my favourite 60's folk singers and a political campaigner.












Yemaya

Acrylic on canvas. 15 X 8 inches. Unframed.


Yemaya is an African Orisha Goddess of water, life, fertility.















Malala

Acrylic on canvas. 4 X 6 Inch. Unframed.


Part of the series including Joan Baez above. Malala is of course famous for being the Pakistani schoolgirl shot by the Taliban, and going onto become a UN ambassador for women's rights and human rights.






I'm Your Venus

Acrylic on canvas. 16 X 12 inches. unframed.


This is a portrait of local trans woman Jessie who was somewhat of a celebrity in my community. She passed away recently, but was never shy of proudly stepping out in her finery. I've depicted her here as Botticelli's Venus.








The Kitsch Kittens

Acrylic and mixed media on canvas. 20 X16 inch. Unframed.


Emma and Tamsyn are a singing double act called the Kitsch Kittens. They sing 60's girl group songs and call themselves Barbie and Sindy.









Minnie Diamond

Acrylic and mixed media on canvas. 20 X 16 inch, unframed.


Minnie is a drag performer. Here she is in a 'Margarita Pracatan' inspired hat.

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