Autumn Bath Watercolour Workshops in full swing!

We had a lovely Bath Watercolour Workshop portrait session this week. Participants had bags of enthusiasm and produced some fantastic results I think you’ll agree!
If you are interested in trying to apply all the subtlety and drama of expressive watercolour to a portrait subject, email me to find out the next workshop dates later in the spring.

Watercolour Portraits – Bath Watercolour Workshop October 2019

4 paintings at the Society of Women Artists 2019 Exhibition 25-29 September

I have had four paintings accepted to hang in the Society of Women Artists 2019 Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London SW1. Two portraits and two landscapes.
The Exhibition is open 25-29 September 2019 10-5 (10-1 on Sunday 29th)
I am delighted to have also been admitted as a Full Member of the Society this year.
I shall be demonstrating my loose watercolour techniques 11-1 on Sunday 29th September -the closing day of the exhibition.

The Calling ii
Idol – copper & verdigris

New Line & Wash Workshop date!

Due to popular demand a second Line and Wash One Day Workshop has been scheduled on Friday 1 November 2019 at the Museum of Bath Stone. (There is just one place left on Friday 25 October.) This is a chance to enjoy the attractively illustrative medium which combines sleek black line with the cascading features of my gravity painted wet-in-wet watercolour techniques

Plein air workshop: painting in the garden

Ever fancied painting “in an English Country Garden”?!
I’m excited to be holding two half-day Plein air workshops over this late May Bank Holiday weekend. The afternoon sessions are part of this year’s Wylye Valley Art Trail and will introduce you to Plein Air painting in watercolours at my central Venue 36.

Painting the Garden Plein Air: Sunday 26 and/or Monday 27th May 1-4pm
At The Stable, Valley Farm House, Milton, near East Knoyle, Wiltshire SP3 6BG

All materials provided. Suitable for beginners. £40

Please bring a collapsable chair and favourite watercolour brushes. I will have a board to rest on plus watercolour board and paints to use. Guidance will be given about how to start your composition and build up your painting.
Free parking outside. There is a step up to access the art studio beyond a gravel drive. In the event of rain we will move to the Stables and work from photos.

Please follow the art trail’s social media pages for regular updates about the trail and images from other participating artists. @wylyevalleyart

atmospherics: solo exhibition 11-14 October

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I hold a Solo Exhibition once every two years. This year it is open 11-14 October 2018 10-6 at 44AD Artspace, Bath with a Private View on Thursday 11 October 6-8pm. Please email if you would like to come.
I am holding a Bath Watercolour Workshop amongst the exhibition paintings:
Bath Cityscapes on Wednesday 10 October 10:30-3pm.
More workshops information: Autumn Watercolour Workshops Published

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.”