Two Women and a Fairy | Etsy

Original painting on paper of two women and a fairy. I enjoyed painting this with rich dark colours. It is a visionary and spiritual painting and also quite dramatic. There is a feeling of suspense as if a spell or something magical is about to happen. I enjoy painting magical realism and fantasy. I
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Wishing Walls

Poems from my sketchbook – 2004

A Week in Prague

 

This table of fortune understands its people who gather to sing as

the night becomes fragmented and swans fly towards islands on the edge of town.

The stone is harsh reflecting a ripe memory of oval pools astounding

blindness avoiding sacrifice of metallic powders.

Prisoners between mountains exploit delicacies made from satin

during evening summers designed for opera singers – radio stars  – break their hearts, shattering the party mix – flavours of fizzy messed up people understanding

the children and their reflections mean everything. No matter, the colours will return to all the wishing walls.

the wishing walls are loved forever.

 

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Waterloo Dock

I was recently invited to paint the Waterloo Dock in Liverpool to raise awareness of the campaign to stop building over heritage buildings and land. Here are some recent photos I have taken of the heritage dock and some of me painting the views in the surrounding area. It has been interesting to immerse myself in the area and talk to people who have grown up here. The Waterloo warehouse was once a flour factory and a man was telling me yesterday he used to accompany his father there as a child where he worked. The area itself is full of wildlife and nature and the more you look, the more you see. Development is fast and moving down there. Please take a moment to think about our cultural heritage and the old heritage sites being replaced by new buildings. There is a campaign that you can support and gives you more information on the threat to the Waterloo Docks. https://www.savewaterloodock.com/

I have found this project fascinating and painting in this area has been therapeutic, educational as well as reminding me of some of the old docks I was brought up with in Plymouth as a child. I love nature, the sea and ports and maritime. 🛶⛴🛳

Poems from my Sketchbook – Prague 2004

Klementinum

Shadow curled geometric

Light of sun on stucco

Inside a world of mirrors

Just out each side

To be understood

The arches and columns

Organs and music of

Vivaldi

a bright flourish

of marbled angel passed

in sunshine of heaven ledges

Winged thoughts towards a

Patterned floor of

Geometric stars and violins

Stars Strokes of Voices Touch

My mind in silence through

Doors with windows leading

On and on forever

She floated for a while

In between art-nouveau

And shimmering pavements

It was time for them to

wear dark dresses

Their luggage

In the corridor

Poems from my Sketchbook – Prague – 2004

Poems and memories from my sketchbook, Prague, 2004.

Duet

Everything passes but

Nothing remains in the hall

of mirrors

Climbing through the past

Towards a mirrored World

Of Love Blindness

will not fail the others

In the queue for there is

Nothing left

Of the empty container

Upon the right of

Gadget mountain

Away through space

Particles are one of

Inflation the

Reptiles only come out at

Dawn to offer you

Dreams of sex, drugs and

Rock n roll

Living in my head over

Down on Petrin Hill

Photos of Paris

It was lovely to visit Paris recently with my daughter, Lucia. I enjoyed the culture, the beautiful buildings and the art. The Louvre was fascinating and displayed some beautiful paintings by Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Goya and Velasquez amongst many great masters. 
Notre Dame’s stone carvings and stained glass windows were awe inspiring.

Versailles was so beautiful with its gold and reflective beauty. The Hall of Mirrors is a magical world and takes you back in time. The Sun King era is fascinating.

Montmartre was interesting and reminded one of Edith Piaf and you couldn’t help imagining Picasso and the turn of the century artists of 1900 sitting and philosophising in cafes. The Sacred Heart Basillica at the top of the hill is a spiritual and mesmerizing church.We walked around it in wonder.

Two things happened on our holiday that caught us by surprise. My legs were aching a great deal from so much walking. I couldn’t go any further. We managed to get a bicycle taxi to the Eiffel tower from The Monument. It was quite amusing! 

We also lost eachother in Versailles. Lucia and I were walking through a crowded chamber out towards a staircase when I suddenly couldn’t see her. I looked everywhere. I decided to walk through a corridor but Lucia had ran down the stairs and searched elsewhere. Finally we found eachother by chance within a rapture of laughter and relief.

Photos of Paris by Alice Lenkiewicz, March, 2017. (C)

Protest Art

In the last few years, I have started to paint issues that are important to me.

Painting and video art have been useful mediums for me to express some of my concerns about society and the way things are declining or not being discussed. Some of these issues have included, animal rights, the environment and equality for women.

My latest painting is called, ‘Stop the Black Snake’ and is a protest painting against the Dakota Access Pipeline. This has been of particular importance to me because of the negative  environmental consequences the pipeline could have. If the oil spills, we not only have polluted water but also environmental destruction of living creatures. animals and land. Polluted water will also affect the physical health of people.

Not only is this an environmental issue but it is also a heritage issue to do with the land belonging to the Sioux whose ancestors are buried within this vicinity.

Since the peaceful protest began, this was met by authorities and DAPL with violence and abuse towards the people protesting at Standing Rock. There has also been little mainstream media coverage to show this terrible situation.

When I see this being ignored and misunderstood, I feel sad for the future of our environment and I am also saddened to see people being so badly treated and abused. What does this violence say about democracy and the right for people to stress their thoughts and ideas peacefully in our society? It doesn’t offer the world much hope.

Sadly this means that unless respect of the land and others doesn’t take place there will always be  discontent and divisions. This is never going to move us forward. 

To achieve greatness, I feel politicians need to be inclusive and listen. Without this, I feel there is not much hope for society. So, what does one do? People can’t accept what they don’t believe in. Therefore, people will continue to raise awareness, to protest and express themselves because that is what makes us human and brings meaning to our existence. The water and environment are very important to me and therefore I say NoDAPL. Water is Life. Stop the Black Snake!