Painting Georgia O'Keeffe Country

Monday 25th February 2019

Enjoy a specially-arranged guided tour with landscape artist Lydia Bauman of her new exhibition "Looking for Georgia" at the Mall Galleries. Lydia is both a landscape painter and an art historian fascinated by the phenomenon of the American artist, Georgia O'Keeffe and her idiosyncratic interpretations of the landscape of New Mexico. She works in a mixed media technique which involves combining pigments with plaster, resin, wax and other materials to create textured surfaces evocative of the look and feel of the landscapes that inspired her. For this exhibition she travelled to 'Georgia O’Keeffe Country' - Northern New Mexico desert which O’Keeffe referred to as her 'backyard', to re-interpret the landscapes made familiar to us by the Mother of American modernism’s own iconic works.

Photographer, anthropologist and environmentalist, Karl Dudman (who is also Lydia's son) travelled to New Mexico with the artist to record all stages of the Looking for Georgia project. A selection of his photographs will be on display in the exhibition and he will also be joining us for this special introductory tour.

Lydia’s work is much sought after and examples of her paintings have been acquired by Saatchi and Saatchi, Gordon Ramsey, United Airlines, Warner Bros, The Dorchester Hotel, Trevor Nunn and Deutsche Bank to name just a few.



Please meet at the National Gallery Dining Rooms on the first floor of the Sainsbury Wing where refreshments (tea, coffee and homemade biscuits) will be served between 11.15 and 11.45

We then depart at 11.45 and walk across Trafalgar Square to the Mall Galleries where we will enjoy a guided tour of the exhibition, starting at midday. The talk and tour will last approximately one hour, and there will be time for questions.


Lunch is not arranged but light refreshments are included before the tour.

There is a small cafe in the galleries where you may like to have a light snack and drink after the tour, alternatively there are plenty of nice places to have lunch nearby.

Further Study Day Information

Location and Directions
We will meet in the National Dining Rooms in the National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN. This is the restaurant located on the first floor of the Sainsbury Wing (not to be confused with the National Cafe which is located on the ground floor in the Getty Wing)

We then walk to The Mall Galleries,The Mall, St. James's, London SW1Y 5AH

To view a map of the National Dining Rooms' location click here

Travel Information:
The nearest tube stations are Leicester Square and Charing Cross. If you are coming from Waterloo, you may wish to take the overland train from Waterloo East which brings you into Charing Cross railway station, which is a regular and efficient service. If you are coming by bus, click here for a list of bus routes.

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Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for booking this event.


  • Specially-arranged guided tour with artist
  • Refreshments included
  • Opening day of exhibition



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