Jacqui Bassett

Elected to the Society 2022

My name is Jacqui Bassett and I am an oil and cold wax painter based in the English Lake District. Inspired by this beautiful and diverse environment, my work at its core explores the emotionality of the land, seas and skies of our British Isles.

I paint intuitively, guided far more by how a landscape is experienced, an atmosphere felt, than by what I physically see before me. Back in my studio I will allow the painting to find its own way out, working with it to search out the opportunities it gives whilst breathing back into it the experience of being out in the landscape.

There is something intriguing about the contrast of certainty in its geological formations and the ethereal quality of light brought on by the ever-changing weather here that can so quickly and effortlessly engulf you.

For me, to paint is to attempt to illustrate the powerful and complex relationship we have to our wilds and to convey that sense to the viewer.

Find me online:

Website: www.jacquibassett.co.uk

Instagram: @jacqui.bassett