Nature calls with Nancy Cadogan
London’s Frieze Week may be over but there’s still plenty of incredible art on display in the capital. To catch British-American contemporary artist Nancy Cadogan’s newest exhibition, All the Good Things, head to Belmond's The Cadogan hotel, of course, where 12 new paintings have been installed throughout the ground floor.
Free to view throughout October, the paintings reflect Cadogan’s response to a heightened awareness of the natural world, a new way of living following the global pandemic. They’re as colourful as we’ve come to expect from her work and continue to find beauty in everyday objects and moments in life.
Cadogan worked closely with The Land Gardeners, Henrietta Courtauld and Bridget Elworthy, to reimagine and share in their aesthetic for creating beautiful gardens and join in their mission to heal our soils. Her paintings will also feature in the duo’s new book, From Soil to Table, which is set to be published by Thames & Hudson in December 2022.
Henrietta Courtauld and Bridget Elworthy said: “We have loved collaborating with Nancy Cadogan on our latest book, From Soil to Table, which reflects our overriding passion for the link between soil health and the food we eat." Including ideas of how to improve your soil health and recipes from Lulu Cox, they hope to inspire readers to nurture their soils and themselves with their newest title.
Nancy Cadogan added: “These paintings reflect on ways to live, finding the quiet and relishing in moments when we are surrounded by nature. Just the tonic after a global pandemic. It was a great privilege to work with The Land Gardeners, helping to bring awareness to the work they are doing in healing our soils, healing our plants and healing our planet. It’s a thrill to see my work living within The Cadogan hotel, opposite the Cadogan Place Gardens, the perfect place to unwind and refocus after a day of exploring.”
When visiting All the Good Things, make sure to download the Belmond app and Cadogan’s beautiful hand-drawn map, which offers a guided tour of the exhibition with detailed notes on each painting.