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Geraldine van Heemstra

Press Release October 2015


A solo exhibition of recent work in oil, watercolour and ink

At THE STUDIO, 73 Glebe Place, Chelsea SW3 5JB

Tuesday 3- Friday 6 of November, 11am 7pm

Exploring her relationship with the Isle of Skye has become an integral part

of Geraldine van Heemstras work. Hiking long distances to get in tune with

her surroundings and working directly on the canvas in situ with a variety of

materials, Geraldine attempts to capture the fragility and fleeting moments

nature brings.

Painting at Loch Coruisk , June 2015

“I feel an overwhelming sense of fulfillment working from the observations I

make in nature, sketching in pencil, watercolour and oils recreating

something new from the imagination deep inside me whilst being inspired
by nature's natural beauty. I enjoy working with a variety of materials and
mediums which in turn trigger new observations and ideas."

The Fairy Pools beneath the Cuillen Hills, oil on canvas, 30x70 cm



Geraldine studied story of Art at the University of Utrecht and the
Conservation of Easel Painting at the Courtauld Institute, London. After a
career in the Conservation of Paintings in the museum world (National
Gallery Washington, Mauritshuis The Hague, Hamilton Kerr Institute
Cambridge, Royal Collection Windsor), Geraldine started painting full time
since 2002. Her work ranges from simple line drawings and watercolours
to etchings, monoprints and oils, depicting landscapes, places and
situations encountered during her travels with a great passion for the
Scottish Highlands. She has recently been made 'Artist in Residence' at
the Yehudi Menuhin School and is sketching the young musicians towards
an exhibition for the centenary appeal in the summer of 2016.

Autumn mood, Cuillen Hills, three oil sketches on panel, 19x24cm