Art in the Atrium

This new exhibition here in The Atrium at Low Wood Bay, is a celebration of still life paintings by two painters from Cumbria, Tina Balmer and Rebecca Scott.

 

Still Life – A Celebration

27th April - 31st July 2024

 

Tina Balmer

Tina Balmer lives and works in Ulverston. She graduated from St Martin’s School of Art in London in 1983, where she studied Fashion Design. She has been exhibiting paintings since 1998 and has had solo exhibitions at Brantwood near Coniston and the Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal.

Tina has organised various art trails and exhibitions in the north of England, including Printfest and Artfest North.

 

 

The subject matter for Tina’s paintings are everyday objects, representing the rituals of daily life such as vases, jugs, teapots and flowers. Tina calls her paintings ‘a celebration of the domestic and the ordinary’.

"Although figurative, I’m not concerned with getting an absolute likeness, but with the painting itself; the paint, marks, colour, canvas"
Tina Balmer 2024

Rebecca Scott

Rebecca Scott, whose work is in private and public collections nationally and internationally, currently lives and works between London and Cumbria, and is Co- Founder of Cross Lane Projects, an independent art space in Kendal.

 

Rebecca studied Fine Art at Chelsea School of Art, and gained an MA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths, University of London. She has exhibited in London, Cumbria, Spain, France, Germany, Sweden, and Norway.

"I tend to work in series, and retrospectively can see a biographical aspect to my oeuvre; the topics I chose to respond to, have often been meaningful in a personal sense, playing out in reaction to the situations I have found myself in"
Rebecca Scott 2024

Throughout the history of art there are many examples of artists who have incorporated objects from daily life, flowers, fruit, books, to convey through inanimate objects, information about the subject matter of the painting or the individual in a portrait. In the twentieth century for a number of artists including
Picasso, and the Italian artist Morandi still life painting was a major aspect of their work.

"In this exhibition are two contemporary artists from Cumbria, creating still life paintings as a means of expression, from Tina Balmer’s exuberant and colourful flower arrangements to the carefully observed studies of Rebecca Scott"
Mary Gavagan - Gavagan Art

Still Life – A Celebration

Still Life – A Celebration takes place in The Atrium, Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa, Windermere from Saturday 27 April to 31 July 2024 Artworks are for sale.

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