No Approval Needed
No Approval Needed
No Approval Needed
No Approval Needed
No Approval Needed
No Approval Needed
No Approval Needed
No Approval Needed
No Approval Needed
No Approval Needed
No Approval Needed

No Approval Needed

Regular price$33.00
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I painted this piece frustrated with society's expectations of how women should look, act and feel.  I hated the thought that my daughters would feel these pressures to be something they are not just to fit these expectations.  But I feel America Ferrera said it best in 'Barbie"....

“It is literally impossible to be a woman. You are so beautiful and so smart, and it kills me that you don't think you're good enough. Like, we have to always be extraordinary, but somehow we're always doing it wrong.  You have to be thin, but not too thin. And you can never say you want to be thin. You have to say you want to be healthy, but also you have to be thin. You have to have money, but you can't ask for money because that's crass. You have to be a boss, but you can't be mean. You have to lead, but you can't squash other people's ideas. You're supposed to love being a mother but don't talk about your kids all the damn time. You have to be a career woman but also always be looking out for other people. You have to answer for men's bad behavior, which is insane, but if you point that out, you're accused of complaining. You're supposed to stay pretty for men, but not so pretty that you tempt them too much or that you threaten other women because you're supposed to be a part of the sisterhood. But always stand out and always be grateful. But never forget that the system is rigged. So find a way to acknowledge that but also always be grateful. You have to never get old, never be rude, never show off, never be selfish, never fall down, never fail, never show fear, never get out of line.” - America Ferrera "Barbie - The Movie"

"No Approval Needed" is available as a fine art print on 300gsm smooth cotton archival paper or stretched canvas print. All fine art prints are printed on premium, archival quality materials to ensure your prints don’t just look great but last the test of time too.

Stretched Canvas Prints are printed on demand & have a turnaround time of 10 working days before being shipped.

Framing is available for Fine Art Prints and Stretched Canvases. Add-on framing available HERE.  


  • Stretched Canvases are printed on demand and have a timeline of ~2 weeks
  • Free shipping within Australia | $17.50 Shipping Worldwide
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Your painting will be thoroughly packaged by skilled professionals and delivered directly to your home, office, school, or wherever you desire. All prices include delivery within Australia and worldwide shipping is a flat rate of $17.50.

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Below the surface

There is depth in these women, as there is in each of us. So much going on under the surface that we can only hope to be able to capture a glimpse of. This element of my art alludes to the message of seeking to understand others instead of judging them.

FAQs

Absolutely! International shipping tends to take just a bit longer than shipping within Australia, but you'll receive detailed tracking information and will be able to view updates along the way.

For me the transparency portrays that there is so much more going on under the surface of what we see in real life. This eludes to not judging people as we don’t know the full story and what people are dealing with.

To me the flower covering one eye represents “Grow through what you go through.”  There is symbolism in each flower from Magnolia for pride & dignity to the Peony representing love, honour and happiness. The theory is called extraction, where covering an important part of a piece allows the viewer to create their own interpretation of the piece. I absolutely love that my art can resonate differently for so many people. I also just looove flowers 😉

Fine Art Prints are the highest quality prints available, printed on museum grade paper with a 100 year warranty on fade and colour and carrying the UK Fine Art Trade Guild Certification (View the Certificate). My prints are in standard sizes that fit standard frames to allow my collectors to choose affordable add-on framing options right from this shop. Or you can give your print a luxe treatment with any custom framing option you can dream up!

A Stretched Canvas Print is a piece that has been printed on the finest grade canvas with highest quality inks. The canvas is then stretched over a timber frame so the print surrounds the frame and the frame cannot be seen. The canvas is then varnished to give it a 75 year warranty on colour and fade. Unframed Stretched Canvas Prints come with a hanging wire ready to hang in your home, office, or wherever. Framed Stretched Canvas Prints come ready to be hung with two hanging hooks on each side — these piece are heavier and require two points of contact when hung on a wall.

Yes! Custom framing is available with 5cm white matte and your choice of white, black, chocolate timber or ash blonde timber. 

I believe the colour of the frame is more dependent on the colours in your home than the colours of the artwork. Personally, I love seeing my Queens dressed up in Gold frames. You can check out the Gallery to see how others have styled their pieces within their own spaces.

Fine Art Print orders are posted through Australia or International Post from Brisbane on Thursdays of each week. Stretched Canvas Prints take up to 10 working days to be printed, stretched, and varnished. Framed Stretched Canvas Prints can take up to 15 working days due to the professional framing process. Depending on the canvas size the piece will be sent via courier and tracking information will be sent to you in your fulfilment email. Please note the variation in delivery time on these larger pieces and different locations around the world.

I like to keep things local, so all work is created and framed within Queensland Australia.