The work of Filippa Edghill takes a simple approach to blending female figures with ethereal ideas. Twenty-five years old, the half-Barbadian half-Swedish painter now resides in the idyllic seaside town of Biarritz, France where she creates and showcases her work...
Who are you?
My name is Filippa Edghill, I'm a half Swedish half Barbadian 25 year old painter living in Biarritz, France.
Describe your medium & process for your photos...
I mostly work with watercolors and inks, especially a certain shade of blue that I find really beautiful. But beyond that I like to experiment with paper cutting, block printing, marbling and textile painting. I'm still young and never went to art school so I'm trying to put myself through my own education by experimenting with whatever I can get my hands on.
How did you find your passion? Who/what influences your work?
I have been drawing since I was really young, it was always my thing. It's a blessing to find your *thing' and I knew that from the start so I always held on to that passion very dearly. The energy and motivation it brings to my life is so precious. I'm inspired by my own experiences of being a young woman, both in nature and in social constellations of our society. Sometimes those experiences are filled with wonder and power, other times they are really hard. Those are the mysteries of womanhood and humanity I try to paint.
4. What excites you about your work? What do you struggle with?
I'm excited because I feel like I'm in an experimental phase that is putting me closer and closer to finding my voice and message. The place that I live in now has put me in a really motivated state of inspiration and it excites me to see where my art will go if I nurture that. Off course I battle with a lot of questions and confidence of my work, thats the nature of art. The real struggle though, going down the road of being a painter, is not getting tired of noodles... and paying rent.