Once upon a time women waited. Waited to be allowed to vote, to be noticed by a suitable man, to be proposed to and then kept. Thanks to trailblazing feminists women no longer need to wait. This painting depicts a feminist - empowering women to think and act for themselves, rather than simply being an appendage to a man.
About the artist:
Helen Oprey is Inspired by her work as a social worker and her role as a mother. A love of colour and experimentation allows her to paint with playful creativity and thoughtful contemplation before her ‘adult mind’ takes over. Often prompted by a particular moment that drives her to put paint to canvas, her work hopes to capture something both beautiful and meaningful. Oprey received a high commendation in this year's Women's Art Prize and is represented by 19 Karen Gallery on the Gold Coast.