Idun Eustace BA Hons Painting
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.
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.
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