Women's Wednesdays is an original art project by Ronnie which features internationally capped women's rugby players (chosen from his followers' suggestions each week).
Original mixed media artwork by Ronnie McInnes No.8 - Joy Neville © 2020.
Women's Wednesdays is about doing something in my power to help raise the profile of women in sports, particularly rugby. Partly influenced by Pop Surrealism, I usually tie something into the narrative that has been inspired by video games.
The artwork was made by using a combination of long exposure (light painting) photography and digital art techniques. This is the eighth piece from the project and features Irish rugby player - no.8 - Joy Neville.
Joy is, nowadays, a professional referee, so I digitally painted a ref's whistle twisting onto her hand to symbolise this change. The video game inspiration for that week was found in the Pokemon series (particularly when a Pokemon evolves), hence the swirls and bright colours.
Joy not only played rugby and was successful at the top level, but is making her mark as one of the best referees in the game now too (women's and men's rugby). That is a real-life evolution I reckon.
Each artwork from the series is available to download for free and can be used for personal, non-commercial and educational purposes. For example a device screensaver or poster print (up to A3 size) for your wall.