|Clubbing by Beryl Cook|
This week's artist is the English painter, Beryl Cook. She became famous for painting slightly large ladies going out on the town in short, tight dresses. Born in 1926, she initially did not show much artistic talent in her youth. However, she soon became fascinated by the way people looked and dressed. Later, while living in southern England, she ad her husband used to frequent bars and clubs where they enjoyed watching the flamboyance of drag shows. This was another inspiration which has affected her style.
In many ways, her work has echoes of the Colombian figurative artist, Fernando Botero.