Veronica Wells is returning to the Sarah Wiseman Gallery for her solo show – Faces Amongst Spaces – exploring the ever-evolving fashion world in her figurative brush strokes.
Veronica is an emerging talent, specialising in fashion-inspired portraiture. She draws her influences from popular culture, examining images that portray an idealised way of life.
Fashion, material possessions, image, style, and relationships are all explored – enticing the viewer into her world. Mixing rough and broad brushstrokes with finer and more intricate details, Veronica’s paintings question ideas of perfection.
Veronica explains, “The effect of the paint lends an unrefined touch to the glamour portrayed and gives a feel of the momentary – like a Polaroid hung up to view a passing snapshot in time.”
Gallery director Sarah Wiseman said: “We felt that it was the perfect time for a solo show by Veronica. We’ve worked with her for several years, and we’ve seen her really get into her stride as a painter. For our twenty-fifth anniversary, we felt that Veronica’s work perfectly encapsulates that sense of celebration, strength, and individuality.”
Veronica Wells has recently completed a commission arranged by the Sarah Wiseman Gallery on behalf of the British Fashion designer Jenny Packham. “Jenny has collected paintings by Veronica for years from us since visiting our stand at the Affordable Art Fair back in 2012,” added Sarah Wiseman.
The commission was to celebrate Jenny’s collaboration with EON Productions on the sixtieth anniversary of the James Bond films. Jenny produced a capsule collection of gowns, one of which was worn by HRH The Duchess of Cambridge (as she was titled then) at the world premiere of ‘James Bond: No Time to Die’ at Royal Albert Hall in London in 2021.