We’re very excited to announce the next exhibition in the Strong Island Co store, Searching for Solitude a new exhibitions of paintings by Chichester based painter Becky Rose. Becky graduated from University College Falmouth in 2007 and has had various shows along the South of the UK since. Becky is now based in Chichester, West Sussex, working as a full-time artist from her self made studio at the bottom of her garden.
The paintings of Becky Rose concern themselves with a relationship between natural land forms and the emotional memory attachments that can be placed upon them by us. Becky has currently been absorbing the structure and magnitude of mountainous landscapes, through exploratory adventures to the peaks and valleys of North Wales; where she is never without her camera and sketchbook, allowing her to gather both an ever changing, but accurate composition and emotional response to what is being witnessed and felt. It is the physical visual documentation that Rose gathers in the field and in the studio that allows her to let her emotional memory come through via her paint application thus creating an ephemeral quality; a momentary glimpse into an environment that becomes familiar and distant to both viewer and creator.
Searching for Solitude opens on Thursday 4th August and runs through until the 30th of August and is open during normal store opening times: Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 6pm. We are having an artist party on the evening of the 4th August from 7pm to 9:30pm, come along and see the new work, meet Becky and have a free beer or three.
You can find out more about Becky Rose’s work here: