‘Fortuna’ by Nom Kinnear King
Artist: Nom Kinnear King
Medium: Oil on wooden panel
Dimensions: 20″ x 10″
Framing: Framed (frame size: 24.3″ x 14.3″)
Year of Creation: 2020
About the Artwork:
“Solidly standing, she lives on the cliff not singing a siren song but one of protection to all that travel by night across the seas, aiding many a weary traveller safely to shore. My love of old seascapes made me want to paint this lady of the cliffs, I wanted to make her a living part of her surroundings, a myth that sea folk would tell tales of guiding them home.” – Nom Kinnear King
About the Artist:
Nom, originally from the Norfolk countryside, studied Fine Art at Norwich School of Art and Design, going on to be based in Melbourne, Brighton, London and Varese Italy.
Nom now paints from her studio back in the flatlands of Norfolk in the fine City of Norwich. Gathering inspiration from found objects and her surroundings; working in oils and pastels to create imaginary female portraits. The subjects are girls who roam from town to town in a patchwork old fashioned never world, where rusty melodies trail their steps, their curious behavior shadowed by sweet melancholy. Influenced from a young age by her father’s love of the impressionists, magical realism in literature, film and folklore from around the world. Nom has been filling her notebooks throughout the years with her solitary wanderers.