Motherhood is an art form.
Female artists have long faced the difficult decision of choosing between a career and starting a family. However, this dichotomy is not always correct. In fact, motherhood—or maybe more generally family—often enriches a creator’s art. It can be a rich source of inspiration, whether through caring and love or even grief and loss, ultimately flowing into your practice in a way like no other.
From beautiful floral paintings to sentimental portraits, these artists, exhibiting in our upcoming Dallas and Sydney editions, capture the essence of motherhood. But it’s not all serious; We want to have fun too! That’s why our artists incorporate playful elements like whimsical wordplay and colorful designs into their creations. After all, mothers are diverse and we want to celebrate that.
Karina Guerrero (above) – Dallas exhibitors
Venezuelan artist Karina Guerrero creates beautifully loud abstract paintings. Some of her work was inspired by the influential women in her life -“my mother and my grandmother, two women who taught me to dream, to trust my dreams and to fight for them.”
The inspiring level of care and support passed down from generation to generation enabled Karina to pursue her passions from an early age, from the sketches she drew as a young girl as she navigates a new world to the engineering and art careers she’s pursued ever since—”I owe them every fruit, every achievement.”
Mothers by Karina Guerrero
Studio reset – Sydney Exhibitor
“Being a mother is the greatest blessing of my life. It’s also one of the most selfless things I’ve ever done.“Captures the essence of Studio Reset’s deep connection to motherhood and her creative practice.
Like a queen bee, the artist is dedicated to caring for and protecting her family to ensure their well-being. The same level of care and consideration applies to her artistic practice, where she uses beeswax from her local beehives to create beautiful, natural works of art that reflect her dedication to her craft.
Through her art she celebrates the transformative power of motherhood and shows that it is not a sacrifice but a blessing that enriches every part of her life.
Our family from Studio Reset
Elizabeth Kate Cooper – Sydney Exhibitor
Elizabeth’s art career began after she lost her young daughter, Anna. During a time of grief, she used art as a way to focus on the beauty around her, as a guide to help her express her feelings.
“I believe that art is truly a gift from God that brings so much healing” She said. “I greatly appreciate the opportunity to bring joy and peace.“Elizabeth (below) paints something we might recognize—a native bird or a local place—and asks us to look again, a little longer.
Eileen Lunecke – Dallas Exhibitor
This artist creates truly heartfelt pieces inspired by the places she visits and the human connections she makes throughout her life. Some of these explore the natural and complex phenomenon of motherhood.
Eileen’s work celebrates the beginning of human relationships and captures the warmth and special bond that only a mother can create. “It’s exactly (those relationships) that inspire my work: relationships, feelings, moments in life. I appreciate them through the act of painting.”
Alexandra Plim – Sydney Exhibitor
This artist’s works are a testament to the joys and challenges that come with being a parent. Full of life and energy, Alexandra Plim’s multi-layered paintings reflect the fast-paced, ever-changing world of motherhood. Eventually, as a mother, you learn to accept imperfections and work fast—because, let’s face it, there’s no such thing as “perfect” when you have kids.
And just like in art, if you don’t get it right the first time, you just have to keep trying until you get it right. So here it is for all the moms out there who are making art out of the chaos and turning the ups and downs of motherhood into living works of art.
We invite everyone to come and visit us on Mother’s Day Dallas And Sydney Editions of The Other Art Fair. Bring your friends, family and loved ones to celebrate and support the women who shaped our lives.