Beatrix Potter: Passions in Paint at the Armitt Museum

Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor
Beatrix Potter: Passions in Paint at the Armitt Museum
Image courtesy of the Armitt Museum.

Beatrix Potter: Passions in Paint at The Armitt Museum, Cumbria 15 February — 2 December 2023 Tickets from £4.00 — Book now

From the awe-inspiring coastline to the pretty towns and villages in the surrounding countryside, it’s no secret that the South Lakes have provided inspiration for many writers and artists throughout the years. The world-renowned author, Beatrix Potter is a name synonymous with the Lake District, the spectacular setting providing the impetus for some of her best-loved work.

A fascinating insight into the artist’s life and work.

Bringing a brilliant blend of history, art and literature, Beatrix Potter: Passions in Paint, an expanded exhibition at The Armitt, offers a fascinating insight into the artist’s life and work.

Featuring rarely-seen artwork from her childhood and early adult life, alongside a number of archaeological works, the collection reveals Beatrix’s thirst for knowledge and her early interest in nature and the world around her. Extended summer visits to the Lake District in her teens first introduced Beatrix to the stunning lakeside scenery that became the setting and inspiration for much of her work.

Demonstrating her intellectual interest in archaeology, nature, microbiology and mycology.

The extensive collection also features a selection of the beautiful botanical drawings and watercolours that Beatrix left to the museum in her will. Intriguing and revealing, the selection of fungi drawings are not only an indicator of her remarkable artistic skill, but also demonstrate her intellectual interest in archaeology, nature, microbiology and mycology.

An influential figure whose work played a huge part in preserving the Lake District we know and love.

Of course, Beatrix Potter is most revered for her Peter Rabbit series. Bringing joy to people of all ages, the childhood classics have served generations and remain a popular choice around the world. Beatrix Potter: Passions in Paint gives lovers of her work an opportunity to delve a little deeper, to celebrate the artist’s complete life story and artwork. Not just a talented writer and illustrator, Beatrix Potter was also an influential figure and conservationist whose work played a huge part in preserving the Lake District we know and love today.

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Beatrix Potter: Passions in Paint at The Armitt Museum, Cumbria 15 February — 2 December 2023 Tickets from £4.00 Book now

Performances

Date
Time
Session Features
23 February 2023
10:05am

Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit.

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