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.
A short video of Prudence Flint will be uploaded to the Talking with Painters YouTube channel.
‘Shower’, 2016, oil on linen, 117 x 97cm (Finalist in 2016 Archibald Portrait Prize)
‘A Fine Romance #9’, 2004, oil on linen, 117 x 82cm (Winner of Doug Moran National Portrait Prize 2004)
‘Wash’ 2015, oil on linen, 108 x 90cm (Winner of the Len Fox Painting Award)