A new exhibition of paintings by contemporary landscape artist Lucy Kent will be taking place at her studio, near Tetbury, Wiltshire from 16th-19th September.
this LAND is an exhibition of new paintings by Lucy depicting Devon, Dorset, Cornwall and her home county of Wiltshire – large skies, rolling clouds and a kaleidoscope of colours which capture a fleeting moment in nature and the very essence of the British countryside throughout the year.
(Top of page: Lucy Kent, Baggy Point, across Woolacombe, 30 x 35cm, £680)
As a contemporary landscape artist who loves to work en plein air, Lucy paints thickly and quickly with a brush and palette knife. This fluidity and rhythm give her paintings a wonderfully loose expression of the scene before her. Her inspiration comes from the desire to capture that fleeting moment in nature; the play of light at different times of day and the extraordinary spectrum of colours around us.
She says: “The spontaneity of working from real life ensures a magic of starting a painting and not really knowing how it will end up.”
Lucy often picks out certain details that capture her attention – children playing on a beach or a twinkling light on the horizon.
This exhibition is the culmination of a year in which Lucy has rediscovered her passion for the British countryside. Lockdown and the inability to travel far, ensured a greater appreciation of the changing seasons, and for us all, reminded us of our beautiful countryside.
Having sold a record number of more than 120 mini-paintings as part of the Artist Support Pledge, all of which sold in seconds of posting on Instagram; the demand for Lucy’s work continues and this exhibition is a highly anticipated event.
Lucy is also the founder of Art for Charity Collective
(@artforcharitycollective), a charity art auction on Instagram
which has raised over £100,000.
The charity plans an auction from 1st-5th November in aid of environmental initiative FlipFlopi (a boat made entirely out of recycled plastic and covered in multi coloured recycled flip flops), their mission to educate local populations in Africa about single-use plastic with an eventual drive to eradicate it entirely.
An exhibition of recent paintings
16-19 September 2021 at: