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Bright and Beautiful


Front cover: I Wandered, detail - Acrylic and mixed media on linen, 60cm x 70cm


Bright and Beautiful

Exhibition

Saturday 17th June - Sunday 3rd September 2017 The Severn Studio, Brantwood The Severn Studio Brantwood Coniston Cumbria LA21 8AD

www.brantwood.org.uk 015394 41396

www.tracylevine.co.uk


Bright and Beautiful Cumbrian artist Tracy Levine brings together a new collection of work for Brantwood, produced over the past three years. This exhibition, in part, challenges our normal perception of what is considered beautiful in all things floral. It also draws attention to the parts of nature that often go unnoticed: the places where nature emerges from managed land and where it blossoms. This highlights the importance of the nurture and conservation of our many endangered meadow flowers and native wildflowers. Artists, poets, songwriters owe much to this world of flora.

Besides being inspired by the beauty in weeds, meadows, hedgerows and wildflowers Tracy has produced a very special series of large Hydrangea paintings that were created over three autumns. All painted when the colours have transformed, when the blooms start to die back and they turn the most beautiful reds, blues and purples. They remind us of the impermanence of everything and are symbolic of the ageing process. The flowers were taken from her father's garden and besides being sentimental, they are a poignant reminder of her father.

Tracy says that this body of work has been her most enjoyable to paint, both the subject matter and the palette of colour being so inspirational. www.tracylevine.co.uk


Tracy’s paintings capture the living, breathing movement of a nature – wild and free. One summer afternoon whilst out walking I found myself in the most beautiful field full of bright pink thistles, wild grasses and sunny dandelions … it instantly felt just like walking through one of Tracy’s paintings. Her works remind us to step outside and notice every single tiny detail that the world has to offer. Emma Cocker Picture Researcher, Resurgence & Ecologist www.resurgence.org


Daisy, Daisy - Acrylic and mixed media on linen, 90cm x 90cm


Poppy, Blowin’ In The Wind - Acrylic and mixed media on linen, 70cm x 60cm


Midsummer 2 - Acrylic and mixed media, 30cm x 30cm

Cathy’s Garden - Acrylic and mixed media, 30cm x 30cm


Summertime - Acrylic and mixed media, 30cm x 30cm

Here comes the Sun - Acrylic and mixed media, 30cm x 30cm


Shakespeare Midsummer Night’s Dream Oberon Act 2 Scene 1

I know a bank where the wild thyme blows, Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows, Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine, With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine: There sleeps Titania sometime of the night, Lull'd in these owers with dances and delight


Midsummer 1 - Acrylic and mixed media on linen, 100cm x 100cm


The Blues - Acrylic and mixed media on linen, 70cm x 60cm


Bluebell - Acrylic and mixed media, 90cm x 90cm


River Walk, Buddleia - Acrylic and mixed media on linen, 100cm x 100cm


Hydrangeas 5 - Acrylic and mixed media on linen, 90cm x 90cm


Hydrangeas 1 - Acrylic and mixed media on linen, 100cm x 100cm


Hydrangeas 4 - Acrylic and mixed media on linen, 90cm x 90cm


Hydrangeas 2 - Acrylic and mixed media on linen, 100cm x 100cm


Hydrangeas 3 - Acrylic and mixed media on linen, 90cm x 90cm


Weeds and Seeds - Acrylic and mixed media, 60cm x 55cm


On the Fell - Acrylic and mixed media, 61cm x 49cm


Wild Theme

This painting of gorse was painted in situ on The Silver Sands of Morar, near Arisaig. Made famous for the beach scenes in the classic film ‘Local hero’. The song Wild Theme by Mark Knopfler is a song title in the soundtrack album for the film.


Wild Theme - Acrylic and mixed media on linen, 50cm x 50cm


Enid Blyton

An elf dances through the woods singing about gold shining in the sun. A greedy wizard demands to see the gold. The wizard is enraged to find only a field of buttercups, “but it is gold to me” says the dancing elf.


Fields of Gold - Acrylic and mixed media on linen, 90cm x 90cm


Cornflower Blue - Acrylic and mixed media on panel, 30cm x 30cm

Pretty Pink Rose - Acrylic and mixed media on panel, 30cm x 30cm


Pond Iris - Acrylic and mixed media on panel, 30cm x 30cm

Oranges and Lemons - Acrylic and mixed media on panel, 30cm x 30cm


Red Flower, Yellow flower - Acrylic and mixed media on linen, 27cm x 19.5cm

Peonies II - Acrylic and mixed media on linen, 27cm x 19.5cm

Peonies I - Acrylic and mixed media on linen, 27cm x 19.5cm


Wild Thing - Acrylic and mixed media on linen, 60cm x 60cm


This brochure is representative of a body of work but not exclusive to the exhibition at Brantwood. For full details see www.tracylevine.co.uk Š Copywrite images: Tracy Levine 2017


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Exhibition brochure for Brantwood 2017 for Tracy Levine.

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