Motherhood is an art form.
Women artists have long faced the difficult decision of choosing between pursuing a career or starting a family. However, this dichotomy is not always exact. In reality, motherhood, or perhaps more broadly family, often enhances a creator’s art. It can provide a rich source of inspiration, through care and love or even grief and loss, and ultimately inform the practice of it in a way like no other.
From beautiful floral paintings to sentimental portraits, these artists exhibiting in our upcoming Dallas and Sydney editions capture the essence of motherhood. But not everything is serious; we also want to have fun! That’s why our artists are incorporating playful elements into their creations, like wacky puns and colorful designs. After all, mothers are multifaceted and we want to celebrate that.
Karina Guerrero (above) – Dallas exhibitor
Venezuelan artist Karina Guerrero creates wonderfully loud abstract paintings. Some of her works have been inspired by the influential women in her life: “my mother and my grandmother, two women who taught me to dream with my feet on the ground, to trust and fight for those dreams.”
The inspiring level of care and support passed down through the generations allowed Karina to pursue her passions from an early age, from the sketches she drew as a child navigating a new world to the art and engineering careers she has pursued since: “Every fruit, every achievement, I owe it to them.”
Mothers of Karina Guerrero
studio restart – Sydney exhibitor
“Being a mother is the greatest blessing of my life. It’s also one of the most selfless things I’ve ever done.captures the essence of Studio Reset’s deep connection to motherhood and her creative practice.
Like a queen bee, the artist is dedicated to nurturing and protecting her family, to ensure their well-being. This same level of care and thought extends to her artistic practice, where she uses beeswax from her local hives to create beautiful, natural works of art that reflect her devotion to her craft.
Through her art she celebrates the transformative power of motherhood, proving that it is not a sacrifice but a blessing that enriches every part of her life.
Our family by Studio Reset
elizabeth kate cooper – Sydney exhibitor
Elizabeth’s artistic career began after losing her young daughter, Anna. In a moment of pain, she used art as a way to focus on the beauty that surrounded her, as a guide to help her express her emotions.
“I think art really is a God-given gift to bring so much healing.” she said. “I highly value the opportunity to bring joy and peace.Elizabeth (below) paints what we might be familiar with, a native bird or a local place, and asks us to look again and some more.
eileen lunecke – Dallas Exhibitor
This artist creates truly heartfelt pieces inspired by the places she visits and the human connections she makes throughout life, some exploring the complex and natural phenomenon of motherhood.
Eileen’s work celebrates the beginning of human relationships and captures the warmth and special bonds that only a mother can create. “It is precisely (these relationships) that inspire my work: relationships, feelings, moments of life. I treasure them by the act of painting them.”
Alexandra Plim – Sydney exhibitor
The works of this artist are a testament to the joys and challenges of being a parent. Brimming with life and energy, Alexandra Plim’s layered paintings are a reflection of the fast-paced, ever-moving world of motherhood. After all, when you’re a mom, you learn to embrace imperfection and work fast, because let’s face it, there’s no such thing as “perfect” when you have kids.
And just like in art, if you don’t get it right the first time, just keep trying until you get it right. So here’s to all the moms out there making art out of chaos and turning the ups and downs of motherhood into vibrant works of art.
We invite everyone to come and join us on Mother’s Day at our Dallas and sydney editions of the Other Art Fair. Bring your friends, family and loved ones to celebrate and support the women who have shaped our lives.