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Tilly Trevitt

Miss Clem

Miss Clem

Regular price £395.00 GBP
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Original painting, depicting a clementine. Acrylic on canvas. Measures 18cm x 23cm (framed). Hanging hardware on reverse. Signed. 

"This work made its debut at the North London Makers’ Market in late May 2024, alongside Lonely Rose. These works are the two surviving pieces from a new series created across April/May. Originally there were two further paintings of the same size, depicting an apple and a pear. However, those were abandoned and painted over in a fit of emotion. This is often a part of the process when I work on a new series - only a fraction of what I envision and begin to create is fully realised, kept and made available for sale." 

"Currently I have no plans to return to this precise style of representation; however, it is very likely I will return to the subject matter in new ways. Possibly due to my neurodivergence, I find myself returning again and again to the same fruits and flowers. So far I have depicted clementines in soft pastel, oil pastel, pen, pencil, paint... This is the first one I have deemed good enough to sell." 

"This process of relentlessly representing the same thing reminds me of Georgia O’Keeffe’s door paintings. Perhaps the fruits and flowers are MY door paintings and will continue to haunt me for the rest of my life. In a way, I sort of hope they do. Seeking something - grasping for something - is very human. It keeps us evolving and growing creatively. Either way, the work of O'Keefe has been hugely inspirational to - and influential on - me."

"As for clementines specifically, I believe I am drawn to this fruit partly for personal reasons. My twin sister's name is 'Clementine' and I think of her whenever I depict this fruit." 

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