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Acrylic on canvas

Inspired by traditional Japanese art I decided to explore the elusive yet beautiful world of being a Geisha.

“Geisha” ( pronounced ‘Gay-sha’ ) means artist in Japanese. The ‘real’ Geisha was not a common prostitute, the first Geishas were men who entertained patrons through artistry. The Geisha evolved into being the role of a woman in Japan, holding the equivalent status to celebrities today for their time.

The different forms of art they performed were tea ceremonies, dancing, calligraphy, painting, music, not to mention they were and still are walking pieces of art. Hence, these amazing iconic figures have inspired paintings with a contemporary edge.
Nicole Whitty

Welcome to Whitty Art and thankyou for viewing my artwork/s.
I am an Australian Artist exhibiting since 1999 and selling my art internationally, spreading the creative energy of colour and expression and appreciating all who value my work to purchase it. Thankyou for supporting the world of Art and myself as an artist.

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  • whittyart
    whittyartover 6 years ago

    Japanese writing reads: Nihon no Bi
    Meaning: Japanese Beauty

  • blueeyesjus
    blueeyesjusabout 6 years ago

    This is really beautiful Nicole, I love the eyes and the lush pink

  • thankyou blue eyes, thats what I was trying to achieve, so I’m glad it is “seen” that way. I really appreciate your comments & support. This is recent work, so it’s nice to know how other’s perceive my work.:)

    – whittyart

  • blueeyesjus
    blueeyesjusabout 6 years ago

    Very happy to give feedback Nicole. There are levels of complexity in this piece but the eyes, like i said, really “pop” and that’s what drew me in and the wash of pink adds another rich deep tone which seems to bring the elements together….very very nice

  • thankyou so much :)

    – whittyart

  • Erika .
    Erika .over 5 years ago

    Acrylic? Wow. This looks like watercolor. I love the beautiful violet’s and magenta’s in this, and the Japanese influence.

  • yes… acrylic, my favourite medium.
    Using mediums mixed in with paints… allows the piece to become layered… I was also painting in watercolour for 6 months before I started this series of Geishas… its amazing how the brain subliminally stays on a simsilar tangent and influences the outcome of a painting… yet this definately a favourite painting of mine. :-)

    thankyou for your lovely comments, I appreciate the support and love xx

    – whittyart

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