A Space to Breathe - Art exhibition by Kathy Kemp

January 10 2022 to March 11 2022

Everyday 9am to 5pm

at Geltsdale Reserve Art Gallery at the visitor centre

RSPB Geltsdale
Stagsike Cottages
Brampton 
CA8 2PN
contact: Jill.Jones@rspb.org.uk

A Space to Breathe - get to know the Artist

I started painting regularly in my mid 40s and being on a journey to settle into my style has offered personal insights, one being that I am not a detail person. I like big ideas, big skies, fells, seascapes. Without the distraction of trees, I find our exposure to our place in the universe, the natural world and our interaction with it takes on an almost spiritual quality.

I am happiest being in wild, rugged countryside, up on the fells near Brampton with open skies and distant horizons; here you are able to get a sense of being part of the environment rather than just an observer. Here is my space to take time from life’s busyness and to breathe, it is a moment of big views before the newly planted trees grow into that space and continue to bring balance and breath.

I am moving towards a looser, spontaneous and instinctive style, putting my passion for all things environmental at the heart of my work. Using mixed media to observe and create a representation of a landscape, of time and place, executed in a more abstract, energetic way. My ‘On the Verge’ series is a celebration of our road verges left to bloom into a display of umbellifers, grasses and flowers, they bring hope for a future more in tune with the natural world that we are a part of.

 

Email: kathykempart@outlook.com

Instagram: @kathykempart

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