Backlash - James Guppy

The Byron Shire Echo
September 2, 2008

Left: Detail from The Fairy of Sharp Edges, acrylic on linen, by local artist James Guppy.

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'These works are about women, aging and power,' says James. 'The fairy element is also a tribute to my mother who gave me fairies as a child. She maintained she had seen one, so as a loyal son I will not say that I do not believe in fairies. I certainly believed in my mother. She was a testament to a mature woman's power.'