Judith Beeby

Not Not The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition”  up to 28th July – Part 3 from 9th – 30th August 2022

My paintings are inspired by familiar landscapes, both rural and urban, created using a wet into wet technique and I am guided as much the movement of the paint and its reaction to the surface as I am by the subject. This approach leads to a dreamlike, almost abstract image.

Judith Beeby – BA MA
I only consolidated my lifelong love and practise of painting with a BA in Fine Art and subsequently a Masters at Bath Spa University in the last 10 years. Originally working in watercolours, I spent time exploring a range of mediums including acrylic and gloss paint. However it is watercolour where I remain happiest and is the medium I have come home to.

My most recent series is a collection of works inspired by, and created during, Lockdown of the COVID19 Pandemic. This strange and uncertain time is unexpectedly inspirational for me. The paintings are a response to the sudden shock of this new existence; the emotions of isolation, the uncertainty and loneliness that we share with our loved ones and strangers alike. For me, it is only the qualities of watercolour that provide the right level of luminosity and serenity, offering myself and, I hope, the viewer, a personal refuge when the world is a frightening and unpredictable place. They are an emotive response to a harsh reality and they have offered me both reassurance and comfort during the creation of these calm and peaceful paintings. I am influenced by artists such as Kurt Jackson, James Morrison and John Blockley.

My paintings are inspired by familiar landscapes, both rural and urban, created using a wet into wet technique and I am guided as much the movement of the paint and its reaction to the surface as I am by the subject. This approach leads to a dreamlike, almost abstract image.

Judith Beeby gained a BA Hons in Creative Art in June 2014 and a Masters in Fine Art at Bath Spa University in September 2016.