The theme of this years International Women’s Day is #ChooseToChallenge on the understanding that through challenge comes change. We wanted to take this opportunity to celebrate the amazing women in our portfolio. We work closely with our artists on exciting hospitality projects around the globe. To us it doesn’t matter what gender the artist identifies as, but how well they can tell a story through their art. We are proud to have a gender equal platform but that said, we have some incredibly talented women in our portfolio that any opportunity we can take to sing their praises we will! 

We represent artists from all over the globe, from Chicago based artist Martina Nehrling who creates bright, colourful abstracts to Australian born artist, Fipe Gouge-Merrall, who lives in Sweden and explores the human figure with distinctive line work. Ana Zanic studied in Croatia and now works in the United States. Her abstract watercolours are closely tied to calligraphy, language, and symbolic communication. Multidisciplinary artist Katy Binks spent her formative years in Korea, and her colourful work draws on the diverse community found in South London, Katy’s ground-breaking approach to printmaking is more akin to painting and has gained her a significant global following. Bold and ambitious, Katy is certainly one emerging female artist to watch.

Closer to home, we are proud to be a champion of UK talent. Contemporary abstract artist Bethany Holmes is inspired by nature and the ever-changing British landscape and is particularly drawn to Norfolk. In Dorset, Kym Cox’s art science practice is exploring the visual delights and complexity of bubbles. In the midlands, expressive painter Angela Webb uses the play of light to capture the beauty of everyday along with colour alchemist Wendy Satchwell who creates ethereal abstract paintings inspired by the impressionists appreciation of nature and light. In London, Clare Halifax’s signature style of printmaking has seen her work included in V&A museum, Liberty’s and Tate online. 

Many of our female artists have had successful careers in other industries before focusing on art full time. Minty Sainsbury is a trained architect and is now focussed on keeping the art of architectural drawing alive through her beautifully technical drawings. Liz Whiteman Smith is a trained mathematician and her love of numbers and patterns is found in her quirky colourful prints. Gill Edwards had a long, presitgous and very successful career in textile design for luxury fabric and wallpaper brands before turning to painting, her work is now playful explorations of colour and pattern. Michelle Lucking worked in a corporate roles before becoming an award winning, international pastel artist. Juliana Loveday is an exciting emerging artist and was shortlisted as Best Newcomer to London design week for her bold contemplative abstract prints, her background in interior design gives her a greater understanding of the context of her work in commercial environments. 

Turning adversity into triumph, Suman Gujral is an inspiring female artist who turned to creativity to overcome personal challenges including overcoming cancer. Her work explores the history of printmaking and the darker side of heritage. The balance and light and shadow creates thoughtful but uplifting pieces about how humans can survive and thrive in the aftermath of trauma. After the last 12 months we have had, we could all do with a dose of Suman’s positive outlook on life. 

As art consultants it is our job to find and nurture artistic talent. We offer a platform for them to tell their story and we commission them to tell the story of the projects we are working on. We work collaboratively with our artists and actively promote their work. This international women’s day we choose to challenge outdated misconceptions of the art world and celebrate the fantastic female talent we represent. All of whom are truly inspirational humans.

If you too are an inspiring artist would like to know more about collaborating with us, whatever your gender or artistic discipline, please do get in touch using the link below.