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Dani Humberstone
Original oil painting, still life, fruit
Oil paint on canvas
Sheet/Canvas Size: 15 cm x 15 cm x1 cm
Framed Size: 26 cm x 26 cm x 4 cm
Sold Framed (Dark textured wood frame)
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I use the imagery of fruit in much of my work and am interested in their metaphorical and symbolic use in both the visual arts, literature and mythology.
I use the traditional ‘old masters’ painting techniques of oil glazing, blending (sfumato) and strong light and shade (chiaroscuro). This gives the work a ‘three dimensional’ feel, appearing ‘lit’ by a light source just out of sight.
Within my work I have always aspired to fuse the still-life traditions, principally fruits in my case, within a contemporary context, appropriate for our time.

Born in London, Dani attended a Rudolph Steiner school before studying fashion in Brighton. After which she returned to her original love of painting. Freelancing for many years as an artist before setting up a publishing company where she worked as the principal artist and designer. After several years she left publishing and turned to painting full time.
Dani was Vice-President of the Society of Women Artists for five years & is regularly invited to exhibit at the Florence Biennale. She has been selected to show at the RA Summer Exhibition, shows regularly in London and the South East and has written several books on painting for Search Press Ltd.

Size: H:26 cm x W:26 cm

Discover new paintings by artist Dani Humberstone. Dani Humberstone uses the symbolism of ripe fruit to illustrate the narrative. Painting directly from life allows her to translate three dimensions into two and capture the essence or life force of the subject. Individual fruits damage easily; so as they slowly age she tracks their gradual decay in the painting as she works. Fruit has been used metaphorically in art and language for centuries. It has helped Illustrate Fairy Tales, Mythology, The Bible and Shakespeare.etc An apple in Renaissance painting was symbolic of ‘a fallen woman’ and we still use fruit analogies to describe ourselves and our lives today. In her own work the artist also uses elements of abstraction, landscape or line drawing to hint at a deeper narrative within and opening the door to unseen possibilities beyond the immediate image. Dani Humberstone paints in oils, predominantly Old Holland Classic Oilcolour - using transparent glazes over opaque colour which creates intense levels of luminosity and depth. Strong light and shade, chiaroscuro, give atmosphere and tone. If you would like to see more art work or discuss any paintings by Dani Humberstone please contact or call 07799 535765 / 01869 338155.

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