Bella Green Exhibition: Choosing Beauty
9 November 2019 to 21 December 2019
Bella Green has opened a retrospective exhibition at Gracefield
9 Nov–21 Dec
Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries
A retrospective exhibition of work by Upland member Bella Green has opened at Gracefield Arts Centre.
The exhibition brings together Bella Green’s artworks from 1989 to the present day for the first time. It includes colourful landscapes, still lifes and lixed media work, and a large installation piece called The Circle of Life.
Her early works are philosophical and political in nature and the latter, reflecting the exhibition title, are more colourful, painterly and full of ‘joie de vivre’ – a choice made about the kind of work she wanted to create from 1994 onwards.
Bella, who was born in Glasgow, has lived and worked in London, the Netherlands, Argyll and for the past 20 years has been settled in Lockerbie, becoming well known locally. She has exhibited widely in the UK and taught drawing and colour for nearly 20 years at the Royal College of Art in London. Her main love in painting is colour and its expressive power and her starting points for the works can be something seen, remembered, or dreamt, or a few lines from a poem.
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