Femme Fatale


This is a painting I did for Modern Eden Gallery’s “Femme to Femme Fatale” show, curated by Beautiful Bizarre Magazine.  The original sold at the show.  With my contribution, “Femme Fatale,” I have explored some of the notions that pop into my head when I hear the words.  As a generic stock character a Femme Fatale is somewhat of a trope – an archtype of a seductive dangerous woman, which I definitely embodied in this piece, but I wanted to take the idea a bit further.  I’ve juxtaposed some stereoptypically “feminine” imagery (in this case, delicate flowers, Winter’s 19th Century “Cleopatra” illustrations) with “danger” imagery (slithery snake) alongside the beautiful female figure.  However rather than a standard nude Eve theme, I have handpainted an approximation of a “censored” pixellation blur.  
No matter what strides have been made, how “artistic” an endeavour is, it still seems to me that there are an awful lot of people who seem threatened by nudity.  I am not a very controversial artist.  But a day does not pass where I don’t receive some sort of criticism, violation report or crude comment on the perceived nudity or sexual content in my work (in most instances completely fabricated or imagined by the viewer).   So I have jumped the gun and created this piece as self-censorship – which in the end I feel is more revealing.  As with all my “pixelated” paintings, this is done by hand, no computers, no blurring, this is what the painting and subsequent prints actually look like.  

Additional Details

Glossy Photo Prints

All Glossy Photo Prints are printed on a glossy photo paper with Canon Lucia archival inks and signed ON THE BACK by ME, the artist. Small prints are printed on 8.5×11″ sheets and large prints on 13×19″ sheets, but the printed area will reflect the odd dimensions of the painting itself. When you select the print size and type that you want to purchase, the Printed Area Dimensions will appear below your selection. Please note the dimensions to make sure that the print you select is a size that will work for your needs. We cannot provide custom print sizes at this time. What you see offered is what is available.

Limited Edition Hand-Embellished Canvas Prints

Limited Edition Hand-Embellished canvas prints are as close as you can get to owning one of my original pieces. These prints are made on canvas with Canon Lucia archival inks. They are hand-embellished with additional details by ME, the artist, in acrylic paints. Each print is unique! All prints are signed and numbered (on the front and back), stretched over a frame and shipped ready-to-hang. The canvas sides are printed in black, creating a natural self-framing effect, so you don’t have to purchase an additional frame if you don’t want to. The entire piece is also painted with a UV varnish and then heat set for maximum protection and longevity. They are truly beautiful pieces and it is often difficult to tell them apart from the originals. Once all 25 Limited Edition Canvases have been sold, no more will be made, so get them while you can!

Print Sizes

All prints reflect the dimensions of the original piece, so PLEASE NOTE the dimensions to make sure that the print you select is a size that will work for your needs. We cannot provide custom print sizes at this time. What you see offered is what is available.

NOTE: The watermark in the image is only for digital display and does not appear in the originals or prints.


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Fine Art Prints

Ltd Edition Canvas Large (11 x 14), Open Edition Glossy Photo Large (12 x 16), Open Edition Glossy Photo Small (8 x 10)