01 Aug — 03 Sep 2016
Newlyn Art Gallery
ON SHOW IN THE PICTURE ROOM
A collection of exquisitely painted miniatures that feature elements of still life and the Cornish coast.
With an emphasis on affordable works The Picture Room at Newlyn Art Gallery offers the opportunity to buy paintings, prints and drawings by some of the region’s most recognised artists. All profits from sales directly help to support the gallery’s education and exhibition activities.
Born in Hampstead in 1934, Rachel Nicholson was one of three children from the relationship of artists Ben Nicholson and Barbara Hepworth. Despite growing up in a creative environment, it wasn’t until relatively later in life, when her youngest child started school, that Nicholson began to paint at the age of 41.
At first she painted still life compositions, developing over the years into a range of landscape images ranging from Cumbria, Derbyshire and Cornwall. Her first solo exhibition was held in 1979 at the Field Gallery, Nottingham. This was followed in 1980, by her first solo London exhibition, at the Montpelier Studio, where she continued to exhibit for the next 20 years.
She has exhibited at numerous prestigious public and private galleries, including Beaux Arts Bath, Crane Kalman (The Nicholsons) and Tate St Ives.
A book by Alan Wilksinon, titled Rachel Nicholson, was published in 2010, detailing her works and conversations with the artist.