Lynette Hemmant is one of 16 talented locally-based artists exhibiting at London Bridge Hotel OPEN 3: Urban Nature, a public art exhibition which runs until the end of May 2020. This marks the third such exhibition in a series originally launched by London Bridge Hotel General Manager, Julio Marques in 2019, conceived in partnership with Team London Bridge and Southwark Council. All artworks are available for purchase.
About the artist and the artworks:
After 25 years in illustration, I slowly adapted to oil paint. These paintings are two of the many painted in our garden in Camberwell, SE5. A micro climate favours roses and it has been open for charity once a year in June for 21 years, this year for St Christopher’s Hospice.
In today’s art world, to be concerned with the interpretation of nature, to seek mystery and beauty is seen as irrelevant; a concept is required. I’ve never had one, beyond the wish to create these paintings and leave a record of this particular garden as it has evolved, trying to fix windows of time, a play of light, mostly in the summer months.
This dialogue with nature has existed for hundreds of years. I hope that there will always be artists with the self-confidence to leave the herd and continue the tradition which includes, in the winter, still life and imaginative works in the studio.
Iceberg rose with long view (first image)
Oil on board
64 cm x 74 cm (including frame)
Lilies and white foxgloves (second image)
Oil on board
77 cm x 92 cm (including frame)
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