‘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, another in the Light 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 …