Exhibition happening later this year where I will be having sculptures and paintings for sale on show: Thursday 6th to Sunday 9th September 2018 at The Old Chapel, Keysoe, Bedfordshire. This exhibition is in aid of a school in the Moshono community in Northern Tanzania. Look East will be filming again.
Over these past two months of January and February I have been working on two new sculpture collections EROSION and LIGHT. These comprise a number of stone sculptures carved in Alabaster, Talc stone and Polyphant stone. In the Erosion sculptures part of the stone is left untouched to contrast with the smooth and polished areas of the sculpture. In the Light collection the alabaster is carved thinly in areas to allow the light to shine through. These collections are inspired by church interiors – weathered stone architecture and stained glass windows.
‘Cup’ in Talc Stone – starting a series of stone vessels with a mixture of texture and smooth finish same as in the plaster pieces; these sculptures directly correlate to the Rain series in plaster to be cast in bronze.
detail from Unity – Italian opaque Alabaster Gathering the stone into pleats or folds at the base of this sculpture, made alongside ‘The Message’ as part of the Spirit series .
Working in different plasters to create a variety of textures in the finished bronze – the finished sculpture will be on a polished bronze sphere (small version up on the table behind). Still a fair amount to do to this piece….
new paintings added to instagram page (finally!) – see www.instagram.com/nicolabeattie.art/
Selected for the Tabernacle Art Competition at the Museum of Modern Art, Wales in July. Received a Highly Commended for the painting “Well of the World’s End” from my series entitled “Waters”. The theme this year is Legend. Show on until the end of August 2017. Shortlisted for NOA Competition 2017 – you can vote for my abstract Water paintings by clicking on the links below, thank you! http://www.nationalopenart.org/gallery2.php?as=1&Forest-Pool-III-22727 http://www.nationalopenart.org/gallery2.php?as=1&Forest-Pool-22728
These three canvases are designed to be seen as a triptych measuring 9 ft across; light filtering through the trees and bouncing off the water.
Although my work concentrates on abstraction, the ideas behind my earlier collections have been observational until my collections of Rain and Light – these works inspired by Christianity concentrate on making something which is invisible appear as a tangible coherent subject; my current work entitled Rain is a collection of paintings and sculptures along the theme of water. These works have a strong spiritual dimension; explorative and ethereal trying to bring the unseen into the seen through conveying non-visual elements into a series of three dimensional objects. These visual objects are abstract pieces made in traditional materials – this fusion …