Resident Artist at Court Robert, Christine Baxter, has had her work incorporated into the new Wellness Suite at the prestigious Thermae Bath Spa. Encapsulating the Roman history of Bath, the Wellness Suite is a Roman-inspired Steam Room. Hand-crafted to match the colour of the stone blocks and the wall design, Christine provided six sculptures in total. She says, “the design was a joint effort” by herself and her partner, Alex Brown. They each wanted to capture the essence of a “strong but benign” lion, which works very well in the dramatic lighting of the Wellness Suite!
Earlier this week, Christine was invited to take photographs of the sculptures in situ at the Wellness Suite. Although, she did have quite the early start to get the photos taken prior to 8am before guests arrived at the steam room (which would have played havoc with the photgraphs)! Christine notes how the lion masks work extremely well in the Suite, alongside a marvelous mosaic of Minerva. Christine told us how “tasteful and relaxing” it all is, and how pleased she is that guests will be spending some of their spa experience looking at her work.
Want to see more of Christine’s sculptures? Visit Court Robert Arts in Raglan where her work can be seen displayed in the courtyard, alongside other artists’ work.
Christine Baxter and Alex Brown are the artists in residence here at Court Robert Arts. From everyday goings-on to new pieces of work, its all here. Alex is a painter and Christine a sculptor.