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Local seascapes in spotlight at Beacon Museum

Ros White at work

A new exhibition at the Beacon Museum in Whitehaven features local seascapes and a chance to meet the artist.

Penrith-based artist  Ros White has focused her talents on the Solway coastline for many years, and a new collection entitled Seascapes shines a fresh light on these rugged beauty spots.

Visitors can expect to see familiar Solway coast scenes from Maryport down to Whitehaven.

Ros said: “My exhibition is a celebration of the sea and coast along north west Cumbria. I want to convey the incredible beauty of this part of Cumbria.

“It is the constant changes of light on sea and rocks that interest and challenge me. The mood of the sea is always changing and this can be an exciting aspect to capture, especially the huge crashing waves.

“I make small watercolour sketches before starting the large oil paintings. I also use other references to help me. I want to capture the ethos of the scene rather than a photographic reproduction, and that is the beauty of oil painting.

“I feel it important to visit the place I am going to paint and visualise it when I begin. I enjoy walking on the beach, especially looking at rock pools, and recently I have been researching luminescence. How wonderful to see amazing colours and creatures beneath the waves.”

One of Ros White’s seascapes

Ros White will be at the Beacon Museum for a ‘meet the artist’ event on Saturday October 20 between 2pm and 4pm. She will talk to visitors about her craft and demonstrate her techniques in the gallery.

The exhibition opens on October 6 and runs until November 4. Copeland residents can visit the exhibition for free using the Copeland Pass. The paintings will be for sale during the exhibition.

For more information, visit thebeacon-whitehaven.co.uk or call 01946 592302.

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