Hamish Blakely ~ Love letters to my wife
Hamish Blakely, British painter: - In much of my work, I paint Gail, my wife. This is especially evident in my latest pieces. These paintings owe their character and presence to her. Even more than the aesthetic allure and depth Gail brings as the subject, it is her imagination whilst choreographing our many photo shoots, that makes the paintings work. She doesn't appear merely as a decorative or passive pictorial element; she endows the work with nobility, nuance, intrigue and grace.