Malinda Prud'homme

Malinda Prud'homme
Last Name: Prud'homme
First Name: Malinda
Country: Canada
City: Toronto
Art Form: Painting
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Statement

My greatest passion is portraying a variety of natural female beauty in order to express that all women are beautiful in their own unique way; regardless of age, size, style, or ethnicity. Growing up I always felt there was a huge lack of variety in what the media portrayed as “beauty”. I yearned to see freckles, gapped teeth, asymmetrical faces, wrinkles, and people of colour and other non–Caucasian ethnicities. It wasn’t that the women in the media were not beautiful; they were and still are absolutely stunning; but I feel it’s time to start celebrating the beauty of all women, not just one group.

In order to capture my subjects I use a wide variety of mediums including watercolour paint, willow vine charcoal, encaustic (wax) paint, chalk pastels, and coloured pencils. However, the majority of my realistic portraits are created using oil paint and acrylic paint. With extreme attention to detail I use these mediums to portray each woman’s unique facial features and figure, but more importantly I capture their expression and their spirit.

The expectations for female beauty are unnecessary and often unrealistic. It is my hope that when women see my artwork they will be inspired to set aside their harsh self-criticisms and see themselves as the truly beautiful people they are.

Biography

Malinda Prud’homme is a talented Mixed Media and Portrait Artist who works from her cozy studio in Toronto's Art & Design District. She's been a professional artist since 2009 and began her full time career in 2012. She works tirelessly towards her dream of being a successful artist and is proud to include exhibiting her artwork internationally and attracting clients from all over the world to her list of achievements.

Though her "safe" plan was to become a teacher she always had a natural talent for art. At age four she happily returned home from school and asked her mother, “Mommy guess what I’m going to be when I grow up?” When her mother asked she replied,“An Artist, Madame Cheff told me that.” It seems that even her kindergarten teacher knew she would have the skill to become a remarkable artist. After graduating from University and discovering there were no opportunities in the teaching market, she decided to take the leap into a career as a visual artist.

Malinda’s style is heavily influenced by the artists of the Renaissance period including Botticelli and Michelangelo. As they did in the past, her creative process begins with inspiration and is then executed with techniques that result in a high level of realism. She believes the time focused toward a piece and the immaculate detail achieved is one of the aspects that make her artwork so impressive.

When Malinda isn't creating works of art she is likely cuddled up with a good book and her big cat Maverick.

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Events

Fyer , Fyer!
Starts: Monday, October 7th, 2013 at 8:00 PM
Ends: Saturday, October 5th, 2013 at 4:22 PM
Gershwin Hotel
7 East 27th Street
New York, United States
10016
SIREN Baroque kicks off its third season with Fyer, Fyer!, the first of four concerts exploring the ancient elements, in a special collaboration with the innovative baroque dancers Laura Careless and Marisol Cabrera. The program features blazingly passionate works by Morley, Monteverdi, Rebel, Scarlatti, and Handel, all of which use fire as a metaphor for nature’s wrath, spiritual zeal, lustful ardor, or the terrors of hell. With SIREN Baroque’s “impassioned performances” (Early Music America) accompanied by strikingly seductive choreography, it promises to be an evening to ignite the senses.
Phone: 212-545-8000