Liverpool Academy of Arts – Beauty Versus Beast

image‘Beauty Versus The Beast’ by Madelainä Murthwaite
Exhibition 1 July to 11 July 2008

Share in the celebration of overcoming the ‘Beast’ of infirmity through the ‘Beauty’ of self expression!

Madelaina’s journey began when a quick sketch of Ringo Starr (Ringo 07) was selected for The Liverpool Academy of Arts website, as part of their ‘Come Together’ Exhibition July 2007.

Having never painted before, a part from the bathroom walls, Madelaina was encouraged to pursue a future in the world of art, and was told that she had ‘a natural ability for Portraiture!’ by Wirral Metropolitan College. She has gone from strength to strength, self taught!

Her first submission to The Williamson Art Gallery’s Spring Show 2008, a portrait of ‘Celine’, was bought at The Private View!(see pics/portraits)Her work has been used to expand KJP Images’ Product range which now offers Unique Portrait Paintings. Having a Showbiz background: Madelaina has used her tenacity to revisit certain celebrities and has already completed portraits of the comedians: Ricky Tomlinson and Tony Barton from ‘The Ricky Tomlinson Laughter Show’ (see pics/celeb portraits)and hopes to raise funds for Merseyside and Wirral Fibromyalgia Group.

Beauty vs the Beast will be a celebration of Madelaina’s YEAR in Art!