Since V&A Dundee opened, I have enjoyed regular visits to the museum for the exhibitions and just to be in the building. I cycle across the bridge with sketchpad and ink pens in my pannier ready for what inspires me that day. I often notice how the museum environment enables people to slow down and be lost in the wonder of the building.
The Mary Quant exhibition was a must-see for me. It was great that it was possible to visit during the pandemic. The colours and style of the show were totally inspirational. It was outstanding in its layout and lighting effects and I loved how it naturally flowed from one part to another.
The particular view I chose to paint was of mannequins that struck me as stylish and dynamic. The pink wall with Mary Quant daisy in the background was complemented by the surrounding neutral colours. One of the Visitor Assistants wearing a pink mask completed the picture. I particularly loved the lobster on a lead. It added a nice bit of whimsy to the display.
Gina Wright is a Scottish artist with a desire to distil visually what touches her heart. She has recently decided to use Instagram to share some of her work and processes. You can see a work in progress of the painting there.
Our Mary Quant exhibition is now closed. You can still enjoy videos and stories relating to the exhibition here.