A passion for women makes beautiful art

The Art Gallery of Golden will be showing the works of international figure artist Babe Wanamaker until Oct. 23.

A show of the artwork of Babe Wanamaker will be at AGOG until Oct. 23.

The Art Gallery of Golden will be showing the works of international figure artist Babe Wanamaker until Oct. 23.

Wanamaker has been painting for more than 50 years, and has painted more than 1,000 women over that time.

At a young age, Wanamaker figured out what he wanted to paint, and has never really looked back.

The first time he showed one of his paintings of women, he was 18 years old.

He has spent his life studying the human form so he could bring his work to life.

Wanamaker has developed a wonderful water colour and liquid graphic technique which helps create the sensual body quality and gentle colouring that can be seen in his work.

He has enjoyed his time travelling and showing his work all over the world.

“Women are the same everywhere. All I need is a model. I always use live models. I have been to 78 countries and probably left drawings behind in all of them,” he said.

Wanamaker said that he loves the work he gets to do.

“When I was 21, I knew everything there was to know about women.  By the time I was 25, I realized I didn’t know anything about women, and that’s the way it has gone ever since,” he said with a laugh.

Wanamaker allows the models to do whatever they feel like when he works with them. He also said none of the figures painted are professional models.

“I have painted psychologists, people in the parks system, a nurse practitioner, another owns a car dealership,” he said.

The gallery wished to advise anyone thinking to drop by the show that there is a parental advisory as some of the painting have a mature theme or content.

 

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