Maddie Rose Hills for British Airways
Inheriting a flair for the arts from her mother, it seems fitting that Maddie Rose Hills latest artwork on show draws from their annual trips to the West Highlands to Kinlochewe & Loch Maree. A paradigm of the vast natural landscapes which have achieved her international acclaim since her graduation in 2015, ‘The Long Winding Shores’ now presides over the new British Airways Business Class lounge at Aberdeen Airport.
For Rose Hills the physical process of painting plays an important role the visual outcome of each work, building layer upon layer, this particular painting was made over four months. Organic surging, seething, swirling patterns aim to draw the viewer in with their unearthly beauty. The title of this painting comes from the song 'The Summer Walkers' by Scottish band Runrig:
"And it's up by the Shin
And up by the 'Naver
And the long winding shores
Of Loch Maree"
Located in the airports recently completed extension, the 380sq metre lounge is the second to open under the airline’s new design concept. Bespoke furniture and fittings - including a beautifully crafted granite topped bar – offer the opportunity to sit back and enjoy sweeping panoramic views over the runway, while Maddie Rose Hills’ abstract artwork serves to remind you of the beauty that lays beyond it.