My Dad’s Brains Didn’t Work Properly, 2023
Oil on canvas
About the Artist
Crimson Wales (b.1974, UK) studied Art History Africa/Asia at SOAS and worked at Battersea Arts Centre after graduating, where Tom Morris encouraged her to find out what she really wanted to do with her life. She then achieved a Foundation in Art & Design, Chelsea Art School, UAL . She went on to BA Fine Art at Central St Martins, but after completing the first year fell pregnant, suffering several years of infertility, she never returned to St Martins, but is now studying MA Fine Art at Brighton Uni. She received an ACE grant in 2022 to develop her painting practice and is receiving mentorship from The New Art School. She has two children and works to support herself. Working from my imagination is a way of valuing the self. It's an act of trust; it's a beautiful, gentle rebellion.