“I feel far more nervous now in front of you than if I was completely naked”
In September, we heard from Topaz Pauls, events organiser, artists’ model and arts teacher. Topaz Pauls joined us this month to discuss what it means to be a muse. As a life drawing model, Topaz has been the subject of thousands of pieces of artwork. In other words, her face has been interpreted a thousand different ways. In her talk, she discussed how life modelling has shaped her perspective on body image. Topaz also spoke about the liberating nature of life modelling, and the connection between artist and stimuli. She gave us her perspective of the benefits of life modelling beyond paint on paper.