Fabulous Fashionists

      These images were inspired by the elderly women that are the Fabulous Fashionistas (who were featured in Channel 4’s documentary of the same name). I wanted to paint these electrifying women to pay tribute to their positive outlooks on life and aging, and to glorify them with bold colours. The first two paintings are of…

“Question to my Mother”

A painting inspired by the poetry of Warsan Shire.The quote is taken from her poem, “Questions for the Woman I was Last Night.” Sreetama Ray is a frequent and talented artistic contributor to us here at Bitchtopia. Her debut post was published in August. If you’re interested in learning more, you can find her first…

“Up All Night” and “Ma by the Window”

“Who hasn’t had bouts of sleeplessness? Lying in bed, next to someone, eyes wide open when the world around me is all shades of black.” “Acrylic on canvas, made in reminiscence of one of my earliest memories. My mother would stand in front of an open window and comb her knee-length hair with a forlorn…

Telling Stories Through Animals

  These are some drawings I did in college from a series of storybook creatures. In children’s books it is common to tell a story through animals. There is something about anthropomorphizing serious topics that makes them less threatening, and relatable. In my work I thought it was important to set up a dialogue; I…