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Beatrice Hasell-McCosh: Of Silence and Slow Time

This exhibition of monumental oil on canvas paintings and small works on paper by artist Beatrice Hasell-McCosh takes inspiration from the Cumbrian garden she grew up in, with paintings based on flowers grown and seasonal changes during 2020 lockdown.


Curated by The Violet Hour

Beatrice Hasell-McCosh‘s work uses natural form and the tradition of landscape painting as the lens to explore emotional themes, identity linked to place and human connection. With a degree in English and Classics reading widely around a subject is central to her practice. The titles of each large work reference literature, pop culture, song lyrics and art history.

All the works are available to buy, please contact sarah@sarahreynoldsart.com

"During 2020 I drew comfort from the routine of making small watercolour sketches in the garden. As humans shrunk away from each other the reassuring continuity and cycle of nature became completely absorbing to me. Over a period of 6 months I watched and drew from the same spots continuously seeing plants grow up, crowd together (in antithesis to human society) blooming and dying and being replaced with the new."- Beatrice Hasell-McCosh

Beatrice (b.1990, UK) studied English and Classics at Leeds University and then spent two years studying at Leith School of Art in Edinburgh and The Royal Drawing School in London. Her work is in private collections around the UK, Europe, Japan and the USA. She has recently curated two online exhibitions, individually during lockdown and for Bowes Parris Gallery both focusing on the importance of drawing. She lives and works between London and Cumbria, this is her first solo museum presentation.

The Violet Hour is a collaborative enterprise, focused on publicising emerging contemporary art, via pop-up exhibitions in non-gallery spaces as well as gallery collaborations. Run by Sarah Reynolds and Alex Wellesley Wesley, The Violet Hour showcases the work of artists in the early to mid-stages of their careers, across a range of media.