An Exhibition of Watercolours, Wood engravings and Linocuts
by Beverley White
Running Saturday 22nd February to Sunday 5th April 2020
The Ruskin Museum Coniston launches its 2020 exhibition season with a beautiful collection of artworks by local artist Beverley White.
Beverley takes her inspiration from the natural world around her. Living by the shores of Morecambe Bay the saltmarsh affords plenty of material for her work. John Ruskin’s philosophy of ‘learning from nature’ is a way of life for her
“I am a printmaker with a keen interest in natural history. My printmaking begins with sketches which are developed, and a loose outline drawing is transferred to the block for the cutting to begin. A linocut is sometimes produced with one block cutting away between each print to build up the design in colour, or with multiple blocks building up colour by overlaying parts of the design. Most of my blocks are black and white and here the cutting, especially the wood engravings, must create good shapes and tones.
“Fungi, bird’s nests and animals are my favourite subjects for watercolour studies and my interest in these has resulted in neighbours frequently leaving disused bird’s nests and other specimens on my doorstep”.
Beverley began exhibiting her work in 1990 with The Lake Artists Society Summer Exhibition, Grasmere and she became an elected member in 2006. Her work has been exhibited widely in South Cumbria, and further afield at the Manchester Academy of Fine Arts, The Hepworth Wakefield, Sheffield, and Kirkcudbright.
During the Exhibition Beverley will be holding two open studio days in the Dawson Gallery when visitors can see her at work. Demonstrations are planned on the opening day Saturday 22nd Feb from 1.30pm and Saturday 28th March during museum opening hours.