Beth Nicholas

portrait webInternationally exhibited artist Beth Nicholas studied Textile Design at The University of the West of England and graduated in 2004.
From Bristol she moved to London for a little under a decade, working in costume for film, television and theatre and teaching arts and craft workshops.
In 2009, Beth was offered a post as an Artist in residence at Wycombe Abbey school for Girls. The residency helped Beth focus and build a strong foundation for her practise, exploring both femininity and textures and introducing her to the concept of Wabi-Sabi.
Returning to London in 2011 Beth was taken on by a well established gallery in West London, Fiumano Fine Art and has been exhibiting in art fairs and exhibitions both nationally and internationally since. This year has seen Beth gain representation by three more galleries, East London’s Curiouse Duke Gallery and Degree Art as well as Innocent Fine Art in Clifton, Bristol.

 

Artists Statement

The foundation of my current body of work lies in the Japanese aesthetic of Wabi-Sabi: exploring the beauty found within transience.  From finding a rotting garment by a stream to a stream of consciousness, my current collection travels through ethereal, abstract landscape style paintings into figurative ink drawings that investigate the subconscious.

My work is extremely cathartic. I spend hours slowly manipulating the ink to find the right composition and sometimes when its dry writing streams of consciousness on top of the work. The writing for me is an important element, as a dyslexic it can at times be a huge struggle, but at other times the thoughts flow and the time flies.

My work therefore is about time and energy and expresses and exposes me as a person.

 

Exhibitions

2014

‘New Visions’
The Grant Bradley Gallery, Bristol

Hampstead Affordable Art Fair
Represented by Fiumano Fine Art

Manchester Buy Art Fair
Represented by Curious Duke Gallery

Bristol Affordable Art Fair
Represented by Curious Duke Gallery

Edinbrough Affordable Art Fair
Represented by Curious Duke Gallery

Battersea Affordable Art Fair
Represented by Fiumano Fine Art

Hong Kong  Affordable Art Fair
Represented by Fiumano Fine Art

2013

‘Present’
Curious Dike Gallery

Christmas Exhibition
Fiumano Fine Art

Singapore Affordable Art Fair
Represented by Fiumano Fine Art

‘Kindred’
Curious Duke and Antlers Gallery group show

New York Affordable Art Fair
Represented by Fiumano Fine Art

Hong Kong Affordable Art Fair
Represented by Fiumano Fine Art

The Affordable Art Fair Battersea
Represented by Fiumano Fine Art

2012

Christmas Show
Fiumano Fine Art

Singapore Affordable Art Fair
Represented by Fiumano Fine Art

Hampstead Affordable Art Fair
Represented by Fiumano Fine Art

The Other Art Fair
Ambika P3, Marylebone Road

‘The Interpretation Of Paint’
Curiouse Duke Gallery

Battersea Affordable Art Fair
Represented by Fiumano Fine Art

‘Painting and Sculpture Show’
Candid Arts Trust

‘A Taste of Things to Come’
Fiumano Fine Art

2011

‘London Calling’
Orange County Center for Contemporary Arts

The Angel Christmas Fair
Candid Arts Trust

First Annual Collaborative Christmas Show
Fiumano Fine Art

Hampstead Affordable Art Fair
Represented by Fiumano Fine Art

Debut Contemporary
September- November

‘The Fluidity of Time’
Solo Exhibition
Wycombe Abbey School

‘Exploring Fluidity’
Lloyd Gill Gallery

2010

New Greenham Arts Fair

‘Weathered by Time’
Solo Exhibition Wycombe Abbey School

2006

Dartington Gallery, Devon

2005

The Black Swan Gallery, Frome

2004

The Hambledon Gallery, Blandford

New Designers, London UWE Degree Show

Commissions

2015
The Langham, London
Commisioned by Walsh Green Art Consultancy

2013
Bridgewater House
Commissioned by David Hutton Interiors

Residencies

2009
Artist in Residence
Red House
Bexleyheath

2009-2011
Artist in Residence
Wycombe Abbey School

Education

2001-2004: The University of the West of England. Ba (hons) Textile design.