Born in 1968 in Canterbury, Hamish Blakely completed his Foundation course at Wimbledon school of Art then graduated from Kingston University in 1990. With Gail, his wife and muse as the main protagonist in so much of his output, Blakely feels it is only natural that his work celebrates the beauty of the female form. Using a colour palette and technique that harks back to the old masters of the Neo-Classicist and Orientalist periods. His Goddesses are just that, mystical beings entirely at ease in their own these women are beautiful not simply because of their indisputable allure but because they want to be there. They radiate grace and an inner light that annuls any possibility of their being seen as submissive or decorative. With his signature style of softness and strength, a remarkable balance of reality and the surreal, Blakely manages to synthesize Baroque elegance with a contemporary ethos.