6 beautiful prints by a new generation of female artists

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We know art has the power to transform a simple wall, whether it’s a single framed piece or within an artfully curated gallery wall, but it’s So much more than just adding personality to a living space.

When shopping for art, knowing the story of the artist or artwork brings an intimacy and value beyond the visual interest. So if you’re looking for new prints to adorn your walls then look no further as Rockett St George have just launched some very special prints from talented young female artists from across the UK.

Jane and Lucy, the co-founders of Rockett St George, go on a treasure hunt around the world in search of unique, glamorous and eclectic home furnishings to inspire others to create a magical and extraordinary home – and now six unique works of art stand among their clever curated collections.

As part of a collaboration with The Prince’s Trust’s #ChangeAGirlsLife campaign for International Women’s Day, a competition has commissioned talented young women artists to create artwork that captures the spirit of what women who support women mean to them.

Six worthy winners were chosen and now each artwork has been turned into professional fine art prints, available to purchase online from Rockett St George and at the retailer’s concession in Liberty London, featuring 25 percent of every sale donated to The Prince’s Trust.

The prints will be sold for a year until International Women’s Day 2023 and the money raised will help support more young women and change their lives for the better, while also raising the profile and awareness of six talented young female artists. So who are they? Natasha Muluswela, Leyla Sitki, Sylvia Tirado, Lucy J Turner, Sophie Chittock and Meig Sutherland. Learn about these talented artists, the story behind their art, and how to style their art in your home.

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1. Challenge the Conventions by Natasha Muluswela

Natasha Muluswela, 26, is a Zimbabwean artist living in the UK. With a focus on body positivity in the face of society’s unrealistic beauty standards, Natasha creates incredible works of art that celebrate the diversity of the female body.

About the artwork:

Challenge The Conventions questions and confronts what society finds beautiful by examining inspirations ranging from vitiligo to stretch marks and ageism. Natasha focuses on how these unique markings created by nature are instead a true and beautiful part of human existence.

Challenge the conventions

2. Just a part of me by Leyla Sitki

Leyla, 24, recently rekindled her love of painting as a way to discover a new sense of self and break free from the daily stresses of life. With every brushstroke, negative and discouraging thoughts are reduced. Leyla focuses on self-portraits in beautiful color palettes.

About the artwork:

Just A Part Of Me recaptures how we see ourselves and celebrates the power of self-love and self-confidence.

3. Liberation by Sylvia Tirado

Latin American Sylvia Tirado is a 16-year-old artist living in London. She uses a variety of media in her works with the central focus on femininity and the female experience. As an adolescent, she processes her own experiences and current issues that she believes in in her art, and she firmly believes that supporting women can lead to wonderful empowerment.

About the artwork:

Liberation makes people aware of domestic violence and pays tribute to the victims and relatives. After reading many survivor stories, Sylvia was incredibly inspired to see how strong women can be. Liberation reveals two gloomy faces through etching and printing techniques, contrasted with flowers in the center to symbolize regrowth, freedom and hope.

4. Collective Joy by Lucy J Turner

Lucy, 29, is a digital illustrator from Bristol. Lucy uses bold, bright and colorful designs in her work and is passionate about using art as a way to heal from trauma. At the age of 23, Lucy was diagnosed with a rare cancer and began art therapy sessions. This experience has now evolved into a career for the talented artist, who introduces a unique and captivating sense of joy through her artwork.

About the artwork:

Lucy takes inspiration from black bodies, and black women in particular, and celebrates them as the focus of her digital work. Because black women are often unfairly left out of the story, Lucy’s goal in her work is to highlight how powerful, vulnerable, and beautiful black women are at the same time. Lucy’s artwork reveals three beautiful women standing together to perfectly capture the collective joy of women supporting women.

5. We Rise by Sophie Chittock

Sophie, 26, found that all her life people told her that being creative is a hobby, not a profession. Sophie was constantly confronted with negative reactions to her dream of becoming an artist. She felt that art was not a viable career option and believes that the traditional idea of ​​a work culture makes it challenging for women to try to build their lives and careers. But Sophie’s experience has also taught her the power of women supporting women, and in 2022 she is dedicating her time to becoming a full-time artist.

About the artwork:

Sophie’s painting is inspired by a memory of her and her friends who travel to the beach every year to watch the sun rise from the calm ocean. This tradition offered the opportunity to watch the sun rise together as they mused on life, goals, falling in love and endless exciting possibilities. We Rise celebrates the power of finding these moments with the women you love, rising together with the sun and always supporting each other.

6. Trust by Meig Sutherland

Meig Sutherland, 24, has a degree in Fine Art and lives in Glasgow. Exploring art through both traditional and non-traditional methods, Meig has developed her passion for drawing and painting the human form to create her own unique style. Connecting figures, she combines a series of poses in her work to capture the different shapes the body has when it is in motion.

About the artwork:

Trust explores the idea of ​​leaning on someone and women on each other. It seems to capture the unique communication and understanding that women have with each other, illustrating through abstract feminine forms how women support and sustain each other in life.

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