After months of painting my solo exhibition at the Northern Lights gallery in Keswick is finally here.
Lakeland lights is a collection of oil and mixed media paintings inspired by the changing weather and the shifting light falling across the valleys and fells of the Lake District. This is my first solo exhibition with the gallery and I am excited to be showing a large collection of new paintings inspired by the beautiful Lakes.
I am proud of this collection. It has given me the opportunity to scale up and immerse myself in creating a cohesive collection which is no doubt inspired by the Lakes: pea green valleys, golden ochre fells, and heavy foreboding skies.
The centre piece of the collection is Lakeland Fells and it is a whopper at 90 x 122 cm on a deep cradled board.
Take a look at this work in progress video to get a feel for the layers of colour and texture and to see that flash of gold leaf.
Waterlines and Shifting Light
Not painted to be a diptych but they do work quite nicely together. They are both on deep cradled boards and do look fabulous together.
Smoke on the water
Another large painting on a deep cradled board, Smoke on the water is 92 x 92 cm in size.
Darkness and light
This is one of five 65 x 65 cm paintings which have been beautifully framed in a white tray frame. The flash of pea green reminds me of those soggy Lakeland valleys.
Another one of the 65 x 65 cm paintings which have been beautifully framed in a white tray frame. There is so much movement in this heavy cloud which just sits over the fells.
Lakeland light show
At 65 x 65 cm this oil and mixed media painting captures the dramatic changing Lakeland weather perfectly.
Cherry blossom skies
This 65 x 65 cm this oil and mixed media painting is a contrast to the other lakeland inspired paintings. I used a lemon yellow base colour and it has made all the other colours just pop. It was almost called primavera but decided that the clouds just reminded me so much of blossom blowing in the wind.
This 65 x 65 cm this oil and mixed media painting is just full of colour. It is one to see in the flesh and just see all those rich colours working together.
This is a mini collection within a collection. They are all 30 x 30 cm (46 x 46 cm framed) paintings framed in a hand painted St Ives frame.
The exhibition will run until 19 March 2023 at the Northern Lights Gallery in Keswick.