Beth Nicholas

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Internationally 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 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 has been widely and internationally exhibited since.

Artist’s 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 it’s 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

2016
Summer and Winter Exhibition
The Curious Duke
Group Exhibition
Fiumano Fine Art

2015
The Lloyd Gill Gallery
Solo Exhibition
Summer and Winter Exhibition
The Curious Duke
Group Exhibition
Fiumano Fine Art

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
Edinburgh 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 Duke 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

2016-2017
Private and Cruise Ship Commissions
Luminaire Arts Ltd
Multiple Cruise Ship Commissions
SMC Art Consultancy
Multiple Public Commissions Including: Chicago Waldorf Astoria
New York Hilton
Soho Myriad Art Consultancy
Multiple Private Commissions
Project Art
Private Commissions
Baico Decoration Limited
Private Commissions
Wendover Art Group
Multiple Private Commissions
Artelier Art Consultancy

Bombay Sapphire Limited Edition Box
Stranger&Stranger
Multiple Private Commissions
Area Environments

2015
The Langham, London
Walsh Green Art Consultancy
Multiple Private Commissions
Curious Duke Gallery
Multiple Private Commissions
DegreeArt Gallery
Multiple Private Commissions
Fiumano Fine Art Gallery

2013
Bridgewater House Commission
David Hutton Interiors

Residencies

2009
Artist in Residence
Red House, National Trust Property, Bexleyheath

2009-2011
Artist in Residence
Wycombe Abbey School

Education

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

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