Blackstone at Kimmeridge Bay

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Overall Size: 
44cm (H) x 54cm (W)
White tray frame
Collection Address: 
Frome, Somerset

A painting completed for the Fifty Bees 3 exhibition taking the Broad faced furrow bee Lasioglossum laticeps as inspiration

The small black bees are found from Seaton to Kimmeridge Bay, living in seepage holes in south facing soft cliffs of sand, shale and clay, making their homes a bit unstable. The bees have been affected by the loss of foraging habitats in the flower rich cliff-top grasslands through farming and human activity. At Kimmeridge the Blackstone oil shale workings have put extra pressure on their habitat.

My painting is inspired by the diversity in the bees’ lives in the soft crumbly cliffs, including seaweed, sea spray and coastal plants, along with hot balmy days and fierce storms.

Oil on canvas board

Prints available
Each image is digitally printed using archival, lightfast pigment inks on fine art pH neutral paper. Prints are professionally balanced to match the original painting in colour, tone and texture. Each print has a soft white mount and comes wrapped in cellophane. They are guaranteed to last at least 100 years under glass.

Print Options: each print will be signed by Kate

  • A4 (approx.) Art Print £65
  • A3 (approx.) Art Print £85
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