To mark International Women’s Day today, I thought I would go through the women who inspire me. Thinking of these wonderful women and all they've accomplished makes me so happy.
Developing as an artist and putting yourself forward is challenging, but so empowering and fulfilling. It's great to think of others who have done so successfully and how they would have had to overcome their own personal obstacles.
In clockwise order:
Shirley Manson is a Scottish musician, singer, songwriter, record producer and actress. Manson is known for her rebellious attitude, distinctive voice and formidable stage presence.
Georgia O'Keeffe was an American artist best known for her paintings of enlarged flowers and New Mexico landscapes. O'Keeffe has been recognized as the "Mother of American Modernism".
Juliette Lewis is an American singer and actress who was nominated for both an Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress. Her work in television has resulted in two Emmy nominations.
Dame Jocelyn Barbara Hepworth was an English artist and sculptor. She was one of the few female artists of her generation to achieve international prominence.
Frida Kahlo was a Mexican artist whose work has been celebrated internationally as emblematic of Mexican national and Indigenous traditions, and by feminists for what is seen as its uncompromising depiction of the female experience and form.
Yayoi Kusama works primarily in sculpture and installation, but is also active in painting, performance, film, fashion, poetry, fiction, and other arts. She has been acknowledged as one of the most important living artists to come out of Japan.
Of course, there's many more, but these are who I think of frequently.