Beatrice Hasell-McCosh studied English and Classics at Leeds University and then spent two years studying at Leith School of Art in Edinburgh and The Royal Drawing School in London. Hasell-McCosh‘s work uses natural form and the tradition of landscape painting as the lens to explore emotional themes, geographic identity and human connection. Drawing is vital to her practice, and she uses closely observed studies made from life to make large-scale paintings. With a degree in English and Classics reading widely around a subject is central to her practice; the titles of each large work reflect the disparate elements of this research from references to contemporary pop culture, song lyrics and art historical tropes.
Beatrice’s recent work is a series of diptychs, triptychs, and monumental paintings around the theme of separation and emotions triggered from enforced isolation. The ancient Japanese practice and philosophy of Kintsugi, the idea that imperfection is more beautiful than perfection, has also heavily influenced her philosophy for her work. We can see examples of this in the creation of her diptychs and triptychs.