Barbara Nicholls | Exhibition at Windermere Jetty Museum

Date(s) - 09/08/2022
10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Barbara Nicholls

A spectacular display of large-scale watercolours, reflecting the Lake District’s dramatic environment.

These monumental watercolours emerge from a process of manipulating coloured pigment in large quantities of water. The pigments behave in a variety of ways; some gather in dark, opaque pools, others are translucent, lapping at the paper to form gentle tidal marks.

Using walking as a way of deeply immersing herself in nature, the artist absorbs the effect this has on her own body. Back in the studio, there is a lengthy process of applying a huge variety of watercolours, allowing them to pool, flood and evaporate on the paper.

The resulting paintings evoke the sweeping contours of land and water viewed from the air, tiny organic life seen through the lens of a microscope, ancient geological formations or the workings of the human body.

“These immersive watercolours have found the perfect space in proximity to beautiful Lake Windermere. Barbara’s work brings the awe experienced when engaging with this landscape and allows us to imagine what lies beneath the hidden depths of these incredible waters.” – Helen Stalker, Senior Producer, Lakeland Arts.

Venue: Windermere Jetty Museum, Rayrigg Rd, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere LA23 1BN

Price: Free with admission to the museum (see admission prices)

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