A British artist called Susan Brooker is set to open up her “Ladies in Paint” collection to the public today. Now based in Dubai, Brooker has created striking images of some of the world’s best known women in a style not too dissimilar from that of Hermann Max Pechstein, although perhaps slightly more refined.
The collection features portraits of Kate Moss, Marilyn Monroe, the Queen and Twiggy amongst others, all captured in a way in which they have never been seen before.
Brooker states that she draws influence from graffiti and general colour, and only uses a palette knife and a bit of oil paint when creating her pieces.
We think she’s captured something pretty unique, and in Dubai, unique is always good.
The art is on show from today at the Z Gallery in the Four Points Hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road, and will be there until the 15th June. The collection has already sparked interest from buyers as far afield as India, the UK and Belgium, and with a two month stint now underway, we fancy a few UAE enthusiasts may well be looking to lay their hands on one or two from the collection too.