scathing critique of contemporary society. No one is immune from the delights of social media. In fact, aspiring artists are nearly required to have their own image feeds on Facebook or Instagram. It’s the only way to survive. Beadle doesn’t shy away from the benefits of uploading digital images online. She full on embraces it by incorporating the changing landscape of the art making process into her work. Beadle hopes to create a peaceful medium between the world we live in and all the things we no longer see.
By reconstructing these scenes from memory, Beadle gives herself the freedom to go it alone. The actual depiction of what she’s painting doesn’t matter so much as the feeling she has while doing it. These are happy paintings, grown out of love for the act of painting itself. Beadle makes it clear that she’s not too concerned with the meaning behind her paintings. They’re not designed for analytical discussions about contemporary art or technology’s role in society. Her work is less insistent, and more laid back. You can talk about them if you like, but there’s not much to say
City lights - oil on canvas, 2015