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Beryl Desmond

Beryl Desmond

Bath Spa School of Art and Design (BA (Hons) Fine Art - Painting , 2011)

My practice is based on the thematic continuum and investigates the relationship between architecture and space and its ownership of the landscape. The creative process through which I work allows my drawings and paintings to reflect the honesty and history of their making.

Using acrylic paint on canvas, wooden panel or paper, I respond to structures in the landscape with which I feel a connection, both aesthetically and emotionally.  They include such structures as the bridge, the ruined church and the railway station.

I initially work on site, spontaneously recording my response to the subject into drawing books.  Together with digital images, these drawings constitute my primary resources, from which a body of work evolves.

Energetic, expressive mark making and a vibrant colour palette encourage the paintings to develop autonomy of their own as they move closer into abstraction.

Drawing and painting are equally important in my work and through the activity of drawing with eyes closed I seek a new dimension of creativity.

The unpredictable combination of wax pastel and water on paper produces drawings that enjoy a freedom from the critical eye.  These drawings possess an independence that invite the viewer to seek the subject’s essence, rather than a literal interpretation.

Such influences feed into my paintings encouraging them to teeter enticingly between reality and abstraction.

I graduated from Bath Spa School of Art and Design in 2011 with a 1st Class BA (Hons) Degree in Fine Art.  I now develop my art practice in a studio at 44AD, an Artspace situated in the centre of Bath.






25 × 18 × 0 cm
  • £210.00
25 × 35 × 0.1 cm
  • £90.00
228 × 151 × 0 cm
  • £3,000.00
200 × 150 × 0.1 cm
  • £3,000.00


   EXHIBITIONS       2011      Degree Show, Bath School of Art and Design, June 2011      Free Range- Graduate Art Show, Brick Lane, London E1 6QL. July 2011              2012     Ten Plus 1 - 44AD - art gallery and studio space, Bath.  24th Oct - 6th Nov.  Private View - 23rd Oct. 2012      PLEASE DO NOT BANG OR OPEN THE CAGES   Bath Art Affair - 44AD,artspace, Bath  09 - 12 Nov 2012      Deck the Walls - 44AD artspace, Bath. 18th Dec - 06 January 2013             2013      H2O - Jo Saurin, Karen Wood, Beryl Desmond -  at  44AD artspace, Bath. Tues 08 - 15 January.       A  Place of Departure - An exhibition exploring contemporary landscapes curated by Erin Letterman -  44AD artspace      Private View 1st  March and continues until 7th March.     Connections: - Solo Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings     BRLSI, 16 Queen Square, Bath. 27th March - 19th April  PRIVATE VIEW 5th April  2013    This exhibition explores my work through painting and drawings, both of which play an important part in my practice.  I energetically        explore the concept of bridging in the landscape and allow my work to teeter between reality and abstraction.     Out of the Darkness - 44AD artspace, Bath. April      Transfer - FAB Bath Fringe - Southgate, Bath. 24th May - 7th June      A State of Play - Southgate, Bath PV Tuesday 18 June.  19th June - 30th June     Deck The Walls - 44AD artspace, Bath. Dec - 06 January 2013     Christmas Exhibition - R E Bucheli, Albion House, 12A Broad Street Bristol, BS1 2HL Private View: 15 Nov.  Exhibition:16 Nov - 11Jan.     2014 Laura's Place - 44AD artspace, Bath. PV  26th June. Exhibition continuing until 06th July I, Claudius - OPENING OF NEW PREMISES OF 44AD ARTSPACE 4 Abbey street, Bath.  PV 1st August. Exhibition continuing until  August Fragments - Wacot Chapel, Bath PV 5th August  - 10th August  

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