The collections entitled ASK A WOMAN and INAMORATA are odes to the women who inspire the artist, which she expresses through her signature patterns and vibrant colours. The artist observes the lives of different women and illustrates them through her art form to highlight her Beauty in Diversity mantra. The collections celebrate famous women as well as women realized by the artist.
ASK A WOMAN portrays women from all walks of life and is inspired by a woman’s strengths, weaknesses, wit, laughter, joys and her tears.
INAMORATA pays tribute to exceptional women from history and from modern times, revelling in their beauty, boldness, and refusal to conform to displaced norms.
Having created the revolutionary method of photographic imagery with oil, acrylic and giclée printmaking mediums to depict emotion, each of Kristel Bechara’s pieces has a story and speaks a thousand words.
The paintings in this collection were made available in alternative proportionate sizes.
Acrylic on Canvas 80x120cm
Sophia Loren: “I’d rather eat pasta and drink wine than be a size zero.”
This oeuvre represents a celebration of the freedom, a disassociation from the surreal beauty norms set by the fake fashion magazines. Everlasting beauty is happiness derived from being comfortable with yourself. Real beauty has no labels.
Giclee on Canvas 150x100cm
“All I really want is to be wonderful. People in this town, they, they can be so cruel! I live my life inside a dream Only waking when I sleep. I would sell my sorry soul if I could have it all” “State of Dreaming” – An expression of a poem inspired by Marilyn Monroe, Marina and the Diamonds.
Tres Joli Bigoudi
Giclee on Canvas 100x150cm
The way women achieved a 1960’s hair style was through suffering. They slept in these can sized rollers, every night! Can you believe they did that and got used to it?! Perhaps it is a testament to the notion that you can get used to anything to achieve your objective.
Giclee on Canvas 80x120cm
Love Yourself – Seven-Step Prescription for Self-Love – By Deborah Khoshaba Psy.D.
1. Become mindful.
2. Act on what you need rather than what you want.
3. Practice good self-care.
4. Set boundaries.
5. Protect yourself.
6. Forgive yourself.
7. Live intentionally.