Bookings now open…including New Year beginners’ watercolour retreat and a brand new “watercolours on water” event on a stunning stretch of Bath’s canal.
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.”
I am collaborating with three creative friends at Venue 10 of this year’s Combe Down Art Trail on the southern edge of Bath. We will be taking over the King William IV pub with our latest works. Last year was the first art trail and it was fantastic – this year it’s got bigger!
The results for the SWA Digital Submissions have just been announced and I will have two works hanging in the upcoming Exhibition – Celestial Spheres and The Calling. We are all looking forward to the show in September..not long to go now!
My recent pencil portrait commission. It was made to match another, created in 1958 by the artist Delmar Harmood Banner 1896-1983. Interestingly, in 1938 he painted an oil portrait of the elderly Beatrix Potter, now in the National Portrait Gallery – exciting!
Works in progress are coming along well (though the studio around 5pm is super-hot!) Heavenly spheres is nearly finished – just the background to work up (water soluble oil painting of wonderful local violinist). My next commission is being drawn in parallel, to maintain a fresh perception of both works – a celebratory double portrait, soon to be a watercolour fresco.
This is a special opportunity to immerse yourself in gorgeous Combe Grove Manor Hotel near Bath. Paint your own masterpiece in lovely surroundings – suitable for beginners and experienced painters and perfect as a Christmas gift.
Gather images in the grounds and return to the Drawing Room to follow Catherine’s demonstrations and “gravity painting” techniques. Drop luscious paint and watch pigments cascade in a kaleidoscope of colours.
When: Friday 2 November 2018 (10.30 – 16.00): for painters
Friday 25 January 2019 and/or Saturday 26 January 2019 (10.30 – 16.00): Introduction to painting with watercolours
Where: Combe Grove Manor Hotel, Brassknocker Hill, Bath BA2 7HU
Cost: £95 per day including hotel lunch, all materials – watercolour board, tube paints, brush loan. Coffee & tea.
Testimonies: “thank you for today, I found your methods very exciting.” “I was so amazed by the freedom of using paints your way.” “most amazing art day ever” “incredibly friendly”
Email/phone Catherine for a booking form: email@example.com
…the colourful and extensive Bath Society of Artists 13th Annual Exhibition. It closes on Tuesday 12th May at Bath’s Victoria Art Gallery.
Excited to have the new dates for Bath Watercolour Workshops: Download the Autumn/Winter 2018/19 flier here
My website’s new banner image is a detail from my latest painting “The Calling”. It’s a take on the Virgin Mary frescoes of old. I’ve placed the sitter in a “Marian” blue carer’s uniform, fresh from work.
This is part of my ongoing experiments with new painting surfaces in an effort to bring the viewer closer to my paintings by doing away with the glass barrier.