What’s in a name? Why did I adopt an artist pseudonym?

F.L. Brunell Artist (photograph Collette Creative Photography

F.L. Brunell Artist (photograph Collette Creative Photography

Many painters choose to adopt an artist’s name. Most prevalent in today’s society is the assent of the street art tag, utilised by the artists known as Banksy, Bambi and Mr.Brainwash. But what has been the impetus for me to adopt a form of pseudonym and from where did the name F.L. Brunell derive? 

Brunelleschi-Florence Dome

Brunelleschi Florence Dome

When you are born you are given a name. In the creative industry many artists, be it musicians, actors or painters choose to deviate from this somewhat. For me, there was no desire to lose my own identity or establish a new persona, rather, it was a natural evolution. I have retained my own identity via the F.L. Fiona Lowe initials. In doing so the authorship is not transparently female and thus it may be argued that this is a rejection of the feminine. However, I am very much Fiona. I am comfortable in my standing as a painter, whether anyone should choose to add the subtext of female or not…

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