Prudence Flint’s Paintings Make Us Feel Uneasy

Prudence Flint’s oil paintings are as striking as they are strained. Painting mainly women in indoor settings, you can’t help but feel trapped inside her somber world.

“All my best ideas for paintings come from actual places and moments in life that trigger some unexpected feeling that is layered in unconscious memories, often about the opposing forces of confinement and freedom,” the Melbourne based artist shared in an interview with It’s Nice That.

“I want a simple idea that is visually powerful and mysterious,” she explained. “I want the paintwork to be as clear and pared back as I can make it and the color to work to bring out the idea.”

Her artistic journey has so far paid off, as her portraits have been featured in solo exhibitions in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, and Hobart. She is about to have her first international show at Mother’s Tankstation Limited Dublin 2019. Reproductions of her paintings have also appeared in publications including Oh ComelyIt’s Nice That, and Printed Pages.

Take a look at some of her work in the gallery below.