An original framed and mounted painting by Michaela Gall exclusively for The Shop Floor Project. The study has some flaws in the paper as it was not intended for public view, however we believe it to be so beautiful, it is like a rare found treasure, hidden for years…
Woolf is a figure Gall returns to again and again, here her original study for the 'Blue Virginia Woolf" painting has a ghostly beauty in itself.
“What is the meaning of life? That was all - a simple question; one that tended to close in on one with years, the great revelation had never come. The great revelation perhaps never did come. Instead, there were little daily miracles, illuminations, matches struck unexpectedly in the dark; here was one.” Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse
About the artist
Michaela Gall studied at Chelsea School of Art and L’Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris. She works on paper and in ceramic. Her work is produced under the umbrella of Majolica, a form of ceramics originated in Renaissance Italy which uses tin-glazes painted over an opaque white background glaze, with an earthenware body. Michaela creates pieces that are painted within the tradition of Folk Art, documenting various subjects such as historical events, patterns, symbols and people from different cultures. Her celebrated Painted Portrait series explores various cultural figures throughout history from Queen Elizabeth I to Jimi Hendrix.