click here for youtube film made by Toby Shaw of artist Beatrice Lacey in her studio.including Gertie the dog and Electra and Nancy the chickens

Bea Lacey

The work uses both photography and film for investigating aspects of healing using time and place experience. Depicting movement creates an archive of thoughts about the body and mind.

“My inspiration stems from an interest in capturing the aesthetic qualities of the human form. To this end, my current images combine a contrast between form and spirit, offering the reminder that all formations of being are transient.”

Beatrice Lacey is an English painter and printmaker, who has spent most of her adult life in the South of England.

Founder of the Memorial Art Gallery, Hastings,
Beatrice is also known for the wide variety of artistic drawing styles developed and explored around ideas about the body and the space occupied.

Awarded a Bachelor of Fine Art Degree from Goldsmiths College, University of London. 1987 – 1990 and a Masters Degree in Fine Art from UCA Canterbury

Exhibitions include
Rye Society of Artists group show;
Stables Theatre Hastings Art Gallery
Brixton Art Gallery
Hastings Museum group - show
; ‘The Pie Factory’
Margate pie factory group - show;
Memorial Art Gallery Hastings one - woman show;
Weekend Gallery Hastings one - woman show.
Pure Arts, autumn arts fair 2012,
6 by 12 Bexhill.
4 play 1066 Academy Battle
Body and movement, may 2013 1066 Academy Battle
Photo fusion group show, 2013
Kortars Muveszzeti Kozpont, eger Botanic Art 2017
Salt mother , Hodgson Loom Gallery, Isle of Man, 2018
Stables art gallery ,Hastings, Contra Punctal June 2018

all works are viewable at the memorial art gallery in Hastings, by appointment

Presently works as artist in residence for restaurant designers and consultants Cooper8 ltd where she contributes as a concept consultant for interior design.
Beatrice has exhibited her artwork in Hungary, Berlin, London and France. Her videos and installations have been screened in both art galleries and art exhibitions.
Beatrice has taught drawing workshops and privately on a one to one basis from her studio in Hastings.

she investigates the poetics of capturing the female-identified body its shadow and past. Photography captures the human body in motion--when confronted with a moving form, the camera generates incomplete images—Beatrice deliberately converts this innately damaged data into the form of paintings. As a result, the works become spectral series that draw inspiration from older and past art genres.
The psychological underpinnings of Beatrice’s work are based upon the artist’s personal history and memories of sharing her fathers love of Goya, being her fathers model and his stories of the horror of being in the trenches in the first world war.
Ghosts, trauma, colour art and love all contribute to an obsession and love of painting.