Vivienne Licudi - was born and educated in London,
her family originated from Seville and Malaga. They came to London in 1939 during the Spanish Cival War. She became influenced by stories of artists and poets
of the time and the heroism of ordinary people.
Vivienne studied at Heatherley School of Fine Art, and gained a diploma in
portraiture, figurative painting and sculpture judged by the Royal Portrait
Society, followed by a further five years of studio work with the portrait
painter Ken Paine PS, SPF. She also studied with Cyril Mann and has completed
a commission for the art historian Dr. Elizabeth Philpot.
Her influences have been found in Velasquez and Rembrandt, Degas and Cezanne. in Gwen John
for her quiet contemplative studies of people and interiors and also
to Georgio Morandi for his exquisite ‘still lives’- colour
harmonies and the tension created in negative spaces.
Vivienne’s early life was focused on classical ballet, and she
trained with the Ballet Rambert. These years have influenced the observations of both
'movement and stillness’. She likes to display in figurative
and portrait work and hopes to develop this further into abstract images.