My name is Beatrix Fekete, a Dublin based contemporary artist and art teacher interested in classical drawing and painting methods, as well as in alternative healing through art. What fascinates me about any artistic medium is that, it is able to pull me out of a logical and common world and place me in a space that is more vibrant and alive.
Painting is a state of being synchronous for me, or one may call it being present, slowing down to reconnect again with nature and the universe. I’m inspired by my everyday life, interested in treasuring the local, the small scale, the eccentric, the ordinary in a solid but elegant manner. If I had to use just one word to describe what I would like to represent in painting, that would be serenity. I like to believe that what delights and engages me will probably interest others.
Someone told me not to dare to start a painting until I had already done forty sketches. I make micro drawings daily to capture the spontaneous events of my day. It is a kind of sacred ceremony, but also a fun tribute to my life just before bedtime.
I choose oil for its delicacy, its endless variability to interpret the meaning of my ideas. I love this medium for that reason. By using oil you also become part of its history, one of a long list of artists who have developed both themselves and the medium at the same time.
The right composition is the hardest and most important bit for me, seeing beyond the distractions of details is an absurd challenge. Although, when I have found the core, the it-ness of my subject, I’m safe from there. Thereafter, I confidently paint in my classical manner, with a few colours building up my layers. Only gentle touches on the linen. I have finished a piece when there is no question left to answer. The feeling of victory that follows that moment compares to nothing.
- Bachelor Degree of Arts College of Nyíregyháza Hungary (1994-1998)
- Royal Hibernian Academy David Kassan workshop 2015
- Painting the human body Nicholas Benedict Robinson workshop 2016
- Painting the Portrait Oisin Roche workshop 2017
- Classical Drawing and Painting by Sadie Valeri online school 2018
Solo and Group Exhibitions:
- Culture Exchange 2014
- Culture Box 2015
- Lantern Center 2016
- Smock Alley Theater 2017; 2018
- Trinity College Dublin, Senior Common Room 2018