The magic storyteller

We featured Bernadette Russell over the month of June as The Storyteller. A few weeks ago I’ve seen her and her partner perform a play called 366 days of kindness, on the question if kindness can save the world. It was a project inspired by the London riots, which lead her to do one act of kindness a day and documented it over the course of a year. That is one part of her, which well demonstrates her interest in other people’s lives. The other part is the white rabbit in her, which can transform a room into a place of magic, drawing colourful words from a magician’s top hat to create new places, ideas, dreams and lets you enter rabbit holes you would have never thought of.The Minks_Art_Anjo for Bernadette RussellThe Minks_Art_Anjo for Bernadette RussellBefore I start with a painting related to a person, I usually focus on those moments we’ve shared and the things that person mentioned in the interview. I then write down all the random things that pop into mind. This process helps me focus and forms an idea in my head for the painting.The Minks_Art by anjo for Bernadette Russell-1 The Minks_Art by anjo for Bernadette Russell-2The Minks_Art by anjo for Bernadette Russell-4 The Minks_Art by anjo for Bernadette Russell-5The result was an oil painting 30x20cm on canvas paper. Find more on lovely Bernadette Russell here.


 

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