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Xanthe McCrea

October Holidays

October Holidays

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510mm x 510mm
Acrylic on premium artist canvas

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'Why would you want to paint like a child?'

That's the question Xanthe McCrea asked herself after being inspired by the Picasso quote "It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child". 
'It's so messy and lacks nuance, and is there really any technical skill in it? There's the odd one you keep, but if we are being honest we mostly chuck them away right?' Xanthe mused.
But upon reflection she has come to realise maybe she was missing the point. 
'I, as well as many others, am a real lover of Picasso's work, and I think the things that I love about his work are sometimes what I love about children's artwork. It's the use of BRIGHT colours, happy colours, your favourite colours - because who cares! It's your artwork! It's experimental, it's hard to recreate because you are trying to be so loose in your brushwork. It's carefree and encourages a sense of playfulness. I think in that, there is a real sense of deep personal expression.'
Xanthe told us in the lead up to this exhibition she loved having the multiple large scale hot pink artworks around her home.
'My inner child smiles when she sees them gracing our walls.'

Each artwork is inspired by seminal aspects of her idyllic childhood, which she is so thankful for. 



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