Over the years, we've acquired pieces mainly through gifts by the artists themselves or outright purchases of works. In 2008, Beth Dow's Passage, Levens Hall arrived in the collection through the latter.
After being featured in Volume 4 of INSIGHT magazine, we decided to add a small print of hers by purchasing through Jen Bekman's 20x200. As our budget for collection purchases is limited each year, we must add pieces thoughtfully, so the 20x200 site is a great way to enhance our holdings. Showing that owning and collecting art can be affordable and still support working artists is one of the things we love about the site.
From her In the Garden series, this image was shot south of London. Guiding the viewer's eye with shape, form, and texture, Dow is in many ways a gardener herself by meticulously composing a landscape of light and shadow without color. She notes: "Gardens attempt to control and dominate
nature, but nature resists—it bolts, leans and withers, and isn’t as
malleable as we pretend."
See more works from her In the Garden series, in Volume 4 of INSIGHT, the landscape issue.