Madeleine Faith Williamson Pires is an artist, musician, and languages teacher, based between Manchester and Liverpool, UK. Her vision is to reveal, express and show beauty and truth through art and to assist those who want to articulate and express themselves in English and other languages.
Madeleine believes art should inspire, affirm and resonate with the spirit of a person, and that developing one’s ability to communicate clearly will make the world a better place!
Madeleine does art workshops and drawing/painting sessions in schools – please contact Dot Art Schools, Liverpool for more information in what it entails and how to book.
Latest Finished Paintings:
“Living, Breathing Tree” 2019
I believe nature carries an awareness and largely unthanked generosity. I was raised in the countryside and developed a profound connection with green, living things. This painting for me is a beautiful yet terrible reminder of what nature means. It is bursting with life, season after season, yet seems so fragile and precarious at the same time. This painting is based on a tree that I sketched from life in a field near where I live. It seemed so “harmonious” and was standing near a main road where cars and lorries roll by every day. It was declaring its beauty and vitality in the face of adverse circumstances, and I feel that it is a reminder to us as human beings to do the same.
“Glory Spill” (inspired by Eta Carinae) 1mx1m, oil on canvas
This painting was inspired by “Eta Carinae”, a stellar system containing at least two stars with a combined luminosity greater than five million times that of the Sun. Like the nebulas, I feel they contain a visual model of expressing the intensity of energy and passion that as humans we can feel inside ourselves….the exhilaration that surfers feel as they ride a wave, the intense devotion a mother feels for her baby; the fierce love between siblings; the endless compassion of parents for their children.
A recent viewer of this painting likened it to “the burning love of God”; yearning compassion to do everybody good, that cannot be contained, but which can be found deep within ourselves, if we are prepared to take an introspective journey.
“A Place of Clarity”, Acrylic on deep edge canvas, 50x61cm
Taking a break from abstract/space scenes, I have been inspired to add to my collection of more realistic paintings including sunbeams. This one uses an impressionistic style, dividing up light into spots of pure colour. Like all my paintings, it is something to get lost in, to soothe the soul and feel rejuvenated by nature. READ MORE
“Other Dimensions”, 2019
An intuitive painting with no previous sketches, this seemed to flow out of me, and I felt very happy and peaceful while I was doing it. The “undefined smokiness” is becoming a visual language for me. Some people see bubbles, “pops of glory” and some get a feeling of fertility and energy. What do you think? Tell me on Facebook.
LATEST COMMISSIONED PAINTINGS:
“Concorde at Eventide”
When asked, I am happy to work with people to produce a work of art from their own ideas and imaginings. This client wanted the power of the Concorde to be supported by the dramatic sky, with the setting sun representing the end of the great Concorde’s time in the sky.
My proposal to do a joint exhibition with Haylea Archer at Dot Art gallery, Liverpool, has now been accepted. Watch out for news – it will likely be happening in early 2020.
I have been learning more about gilding, calligraphy and laser cutting to incorporate into my practice. Like me on Facebook to see current projects! Madeleine Williamson Pires – Artist
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