Rachel Nicholson: A Room with a View

15 February - 15 March 2021

Georgia Stoneman is pleased to present Rachel Nicholson: A Room with a View, the first solo presentation of the artist's work since 2016. Focusing on paintings which feature objects in relation to a sense of space and place, the selection includes key works which exemplify Nicholson’s fascination with still life, her draw to the natural landscape and meticulous attention to detail. 


Featuring paintings and works on paper from the artist's personal collection, the exhibition reveals the artist’s dedication to developing her own distinctive style, acknowledging the influence of her parents, particularly her father Ben Nicholson on her work, yet focusing on the importance of developing an artistic language of one's own, with works exhibited dating from 1975 to the present day.


Despite growing up in a creative environment, it wasn’t until relatively later in life, when her youngest child started school, that Nicholson began to paint at the age of 41. At first she painted still life compositions, developing over the years into a range of landscape images ranging from Cumbria, Derbyshire and Cornwall. Her first solo exhibition was held in 1979 at the Field Gallery, Nottingham. This was followed in 1980, by her first solo London exhibition, at the Montpelier Studio, where she continued to exhibit for the next 20 years.


She has exhibited at numerous prestigious public and private galleries, including Beaux Arts Bath, Crane Kalman (The Nicholsons) and Tate St Ives.