My Solo Exhibition (once every two years) ran 11-14 October 2018 at 44AD Artspace, Bath.
Press release: atmospherics – luminous new works by Catherine Beale ASWA
Award-winning Bath-based painter Catherine Beale’s solo exhibition bursts with colour and luminosity. It is a celebration of the power of modern paints and a year of dramatic weather over our City – from towering shadows of thunder storms to the long, hot summer and holiday jets tracking vapour trails across clear skies.
Also featuring are her latest portraits fresh from the Society of Women Artists exhibition at London’s Mall Galleries where she is an Associate member. Catherine is grateful to kind clients who have loaned back a few of her commissioned portraits of loved ones just for the show.
Catherine says “ I really want to convey the excitement of “fast and loose” watercolours. New paints are like ink in their intensity and can be applied onto all sorts of surfaces. By dropping running paints into water, I mingle then together naturally, with surprising results. I now use intense paints from the US which contain minerals such as Hematite and Amethyst. They channel like rivers across the surface.”
Other Exhibitions News:
25 – 30 September Society of Women Artists 2018 Annual Exhibition at London’s Mall Galleries: As an Associate of the Society of Women Artists (SWA), I regularly exhibit at our summer annual exhibition in London. I had two portraits in this year’s show – one watercolour on wooden panel “The calling” and one oil on canvas “Heavenly spheres”. Please email for an invitation if you would like to attend the preview.
Art Trails News:
Wylye Valley Art Trail (WVAT) 18-27 May 2019 Every other May I return to my childhood home in Wiltshire and exhibit with the , a beautiful trail of creatives in the gorgeous Wilts/Dorset countryside.
Locally, I exhibit in the Combe Down Art Trail early each September. The trail is close to my studio and is part of the Bath Open Studios group.
2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 Society of Women Artists (SWA) Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
2014 elected Associate SWA
2013 SWA Award Winner – Editor’s Choice, The Artist Magazine
2007, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2018 Bath Society of Artists, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath.
May 2018 Bath Art Fair, Bath.
June 2018 Colour Pop-up Art Fair, York Street, Bath
Oct-Nov 2017 Imagianation Gallery, Bath
Sept 2016 Solo Exhibition 44AD Gallery, Bath
2013-2017 Widcombe Art Trail, Bath
2014-2017 First-View Gallery, Stourhead, Wiltshire
Sept 2017, 2018 Combe Down Art Trail
March-Sept 2016 Solo exhibition, South corridor Royal United Hospital, Bath
Pre-selected Royal Society of Portrait Painters
2013 Saatchi Showdown (online) – painted faces
2012 Royal Watercolour Society, Bankside Gallery, London
2011 Institute of Painters in Water Colour, Mall galleries; Royal West of England Academy Bristol
2011 Trowbridge Gallery, Castle Cary
2010 Holburne Portrait Prize, exhibition finalist, Bath
2010 Lions of Bath Sculpture Project (for Principal Investments), Bath
2008-10 Art for Life, Bath
2008 King Bladud’s Pigs Sculpture Project (for Bath Audi/Wellow School), Bath
2008 Royal Bath & West Show, Somerset
2005 solo exhibition – the Courtyard, Kuala Lumpur
1999 solo exhibition – CHIJMES, Singapore
1998 solo exhibition – British High Commission Residence Singapore
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