REIMAGINING THE LANDSCAPE
FINE ART & PHOTOGRAPHY BY AWARD WINNING ARTIST RITA DARE & PHOTOGRAPHER STEWART HULBERT
Running from 5th - 13th November, the stunning collaborative exhibition by award winning artist Rita Dare and Stewart Hulbert ; 'Reimagining the Landscape' embraces painting and photography in this beautifully curated exhibition.
Having studied for a Masters Degree in Fine and Applied Arts, University of Hertfordshire Hatfield Herts following her Bachelor of Arts in Applied Art at the same university, Rita has shown her beautiful pieces at the following exhibitions:
The Gibberd Gallery Harlow Essex The Philosophical Painters at Myddelton Gardens Enfield Solo Exhibition at the Letchworth Art Centre Solo Exhibition The Courtyard Arts Centre Gallery Ayot St Lawrence Art Show Selected for the Hertford Art Society Open Exhibition Hertford Herts Selected for The Courtyard Open Exhibition The Tudor House Gallery, Sawbridgeworth Herts Maynard Gallery Welwyn Garden City Herts The Margaret Harvey Gallery Hatfield Herts
University of Hertfordshire Gallery Hatfield Herts
As well as numerous awards and media interviews:
Awarded 'The Lady Lamming Award for Best Abstract July 2021 ‘Hertfordshire Landscape Painter of the year Finalist’ featured in the Hertfordshire Life Magazine Selected for ‘The New Designers’ The Business Design Centre Islington London Selected as a Member of The Designer Crafts at the Mall Galleries London Awarded the ‘John Goddan’ Prize The Members Choice Award by The Hertford Art Society Awarded the ‘Best in Show’ at the Much Hadham Art Society Artist in Residence at The Courtyard Arts Centre Gallery Hertford, delivering workshops and demonstrations for adults and children Member of ‘The Philosophical Painters’ Article feature about ‘St Ives Setting Sun’ painting featured on the Painters Online website.
Says Rita of her work: “The expressive paintings aim to evoke a feeling, or to capture an impression of a sense of place, using light and darkness, an atmosphere or an unexpected detail, rather than a direct likeness energising the stillness and creating diffused light, the quiet moment, the in-between, the simplicity, the calmness and the beauty of the transience of life and of nature. Running through the work is the thread of opposites to celebrate the strength and fragility of being human.”
Stewart started taking photographs from a young age, his passion for this medium has continued to grow over the years. He likes nothing better than to be outside enjoying the natural world with a camera in his hand. He endeavours to capture the scene that he is surveying and wishes to convey the emotion, the essence and connection of that scene in front of him to capture a moment in time that he can never go back too, that can be a wave crashing on to a rock, a cloud formation in the sky or a view that is bathed in the light of the golden hour.
He would like the viewer to experience that moment with him by continuing experimenting with new techniques to enhance the images. Black and white and ICM photography is a particular favourite of his, evoking a feeling and definition for the viewer to connect with.
Stewart is constantly searching for more inspiration, there are many places in the UK to capture through the lens of the camera and Scotland is high on the list of magical places he has visited to experience the amazing views of the coast with the challenge of capturing the power and beauty of the sea.
If you are interested in discovering more, you can contact Rita at
Rita's works can also be found at The Eagle Gallery, Bedford and Rita & Stewart also exhibit at The Wynd Gallery, Letchworth throughout the year.
'Reimagining The Landscape' runs from 5th - 13th November 2022 at The Wynd Gallery, Letchworth.