Kay Bainbridge – Water and Land


28 January to 20 May 2023

Contemporary painter Kay Bainbridge uses landscape as a way of metaphor to express feelings, life experiences, society and the  environment.

Inspiration for her work is drawn from many aspects of life including light and form from landscape, memories of place, emotional states and social political structures. These aspects are mostly worked out on the canvas in the hope of expressing energy, emotion, and movement and a space for the viewer to pause. Her work spills into metaphor, at times, expressing her concerns regarding society at large and the environment we find ourselves in.

Kay was born and grew up in Scunthorpe before studying Fine Art Painting in Winchester. In recent years she has relocated from London to the North, and now lives and works in Sheffield, Yorkshire. Kay works in the traditional medium of oil and canvas to produce vibrant, lively mindscapes, which appear light and playful, while also being underpinned with a depth and resonance. We are delighted to exhibit this new body of work.

Opening event:

We would be delighted if you could join us for a special preview event at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre on January 28 from 1:30 to 3:30pm. Free Entry. No need to book.

Curators Guide can be viewed here.