Celebrate Female Artists for International Women’s Day

 

As an international art dealer, Park West Gallery is proud to represent artists from around the globe and all walks of life. In honor of International Women’s Day, we are featuring some of our female artists whose accomplishments on and off the canvas inspire and empower women all over the world.

 

Linda Le Kinff

Les Complices Linda Le Kinff Park West Gallery

Les Complices” (2015/16), Linda Le Kinff

French artist Linda Le Kinff’s vivacious interpretations of women celebrate beauty, diversity, and “The Every Woman.”

“Women, I am one, and I discover in every trait, every face, pose or attitude all the women I would like to be: a child woman, a mother woman, a funny woman, a sexy woman, a sweet woman, an intelligent woman, a woman woman,” Le Kinff says.

Le Kinff’s charismatic portraits have been exhibited in India, Lebanon, Korea, France and Japan. The talented artist served as the Official World Cup artist in 1998 and the official artist of the 136th Kentucky Derby.

 

Autumn de Forest

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Autumn de Forest receiving her award from the Vatican for painting and art. (Photo by Doug de Forest)

As an artist who began her artistic career when she was just a child, the now 15-year-old Autumn de Forest has accomplished feats many don’t see in a lifetime. In 2015, the young artist was honored by the Vatican for her charity work.

“If my artwork can help those who have been in a tragedy, or a natural disaster, by helping young people to express their hope, or even their fears with creativity, well, that is just an incredible feeling,” she says.

Dripping Hearts Autumn de Forest Park West Gallery

“Dripping Hearts” (2016), Autumn de Forest

Autumn actively inspires the next generation of artists by teaching workshops and visiting schools alongside Turnaround Arts. She says her goal is to empower young artists like herself to follow their dreams.

 

Donna Sharam

BFF Donna Sharam Park West Gallery

BFF” (2016), Dona Sharam

“Color Queen” Donna Sharam is an artist who draws on her own imagination to create her multicolored animals.

“People say to me, ‘Where does that come from?’ and I just say, ‘Well that’s actually really how I see a giraffe,’” Sharam says with a smile. “I see color and imagination just in my everyday life.”

The Australian painter is an example of an artist who follows her artistic vision — despite anyone else’s opinions on her work.

“I just cannot seem to not use color in my artwork,” she says. “Sometimes my husband says to me, ‘Don’t put every color in every painting,’ but I just can’t help it.”

 

Leslie Lew

Leslie Lew

Wonder Woman – Making a Splash” (2011), Leslie Lew

Whether directly or indirectly, children are taught early in life that superheroes are for boys and princesses are for girls. This is a notion that doesn’t sit well for artist Leslie Lew.

“I started doing research about the popular superheroes and found out that Wonder Woman was introduced in 1930 to counter the fact that there were only male superheroes,” Lew says. “Wonder Woman for me has become one of my iconic images.”

The Pop artist spent more than 25 years painting in her signature style she dubs “Sculpted Oils.”  Her iconic artwork has been exhibited around the world — proving anyone can be a superhero.

If you are interested in artwork from Park West Gallery’s amazing female artists, please contact our gallery consultants at sales@parkwestgallery.com or (800) 521-9654 ext. 4.

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