Idun Eustace BA Hons Painting
Painter/Lecturer

A large proportion of Idun's work has up until now related mostly to the memories of places & people as well as dreams. This year, she has chosen to work with colours she doesn't usually work with, such as the yellows, greens and mauves. These may depicted as a single colour on a textured surface, or Idun may use a simple mixture of just 2 colours and playing with these to see what emerges. These smaller paintings, worked with both palette knife and brush, still relate to the above, but are produced using the Alla Prima technique, eg: the paintings are painted in one session. Some may be left and added to at a later date, in the same way that Howard Hodgkin painted his. Idun loves the immediacy of painting quickly to see what emerges in the moment, therefore she has many paintings on the go at the same time. Paintings sometimes need thinking time and at other times spontanaety is best. 

Idun very much soaks up the ambience or the feel of a place and expresses this in her work when she's ready. This could happen quickly or it may take years. Her still life paintings are usually produced directly from objects set up in her studio or perhaps from a drawing of these. Idun works with her left as well as her right hand, although she is naturally right handed. This applies equally to painting as well as drawing.
Idun's work can be found in private collections in the UK & abroad. 

Since 1998, Idun has lectured in fine art; oil painting and life drawing. She exhibits regularly, biannually at WAS and with galleries. In 2016 & 2017, she was shortlisted for the NEAC, at the Mall galleries. 

Please contact Idun if you wish to be added to her mailing list for future exhibitions.

Influences:

The following are among the many artists whose work I have an affinity with and have inspired my work: Tapies, Picasso, Munch, Auerbach, Hodgkin, Diebenkorn, Frankenthaler, Cy Twombly, Sandra Blow, Rothko, Heron, W. Scott, Roger Hilton, Morandi.

Exhibitions:

2017  Shortlisted for the NEAC Open (2 paintings) and the ROI (Royal Institute of Oil Painters) Mall Galleries (1 painting)
2016  Shortlisted for the NEAC Open, Mall Galleries(1 painting)
2017 WAS Open studios/Art Fair Spring/Autumn
2016 Shortlisted for the NEAC, Mall Galleries, London
2016  WAS Open studios
2015   WAS May Open studios
2015   The Project Gallery, Arundel
2014   WAS- Spring/Autumn Open Studios
2014   ART50 – WAS artists Group show, The Loud & Western Building, SW6
2014   Group show New Fetter Lane Gallery
2013   WAS Spring & Autumn Open
2013   Surrey Open Studios
2012   Group show, New Fetter Lane Gall.
2012   Lacy Rd Gallery, London SW 15
2012   WAS Spring/Autumn Open Studios
2011/12 The Ladak Gallery, Sheen, London
2011   WAS Spring & Autumn show
2011   Group show -New Fetter Lane Gallery
2011/12 Kingshill Kent, Corp. group show
2010   Group pop-up, Neal’s Yard Galleries, London SW3
2010   WAS Spring & Autumn Open
2010   AAF London, The Red Gallery
2010   Group popup,Neal’s Yard Galleries, Chiswick, London
2009    Lacy Road Gallery, London SW15
2009    Wandsworth Open House
2009    Group show, New Fetter Lane Gall.
2009    WAS Spring & Autumn Open Studios
2008    WAS Spring & Autumn Open Studios
2008    Paolozzi Gallery, Group show
2007    WAS Autumn Open Studios
2006/07  “Landscapes - seen and imagined”, Riverside Gallery, Richmond,Surrey.
2004    One woman show at the Richard Attenborough Gallery, The Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond, Surrey
2004    Group show, Masons Law Firm, London