This summer I graduated with a first class BA fine art degree, as a mature student, from Aberystwyth University Art School, an amazing, exciting, challenging and motivating experience resulting in a number of new projects, inspirations and threads to follow. Currently my paintings investigate how humans use land / time passing and memory based in my local landscape, themes that explore the hidden and reveled, seeking treasure within and without.
Light, shape, colour and texture are expressed through bold gestural use of paint and mark making. I mainly use acrylic paint, mark making with oil pastel, adding handprinted collage papers, working on more than one painting at a timeand usually in series, the beauty of acrylic paint is its quick drying nature, allowing layers to be built up rapidly. I will often scratch through or scrape back a layer to reveal the colours and textures hidden beneath.
You can currently physically see my work at Artworks Aberdyfi gallery (see artworksaberdyfi.co.uk) where I show and sell original works and cards and at a number of group shows throught the year, I also work on commisions so feel free to get in touch.
some recent group shows & events include: Aberystwyth Print Makers/IBERS science collaboration - July 2023 Now we are nine group show, cardigan corn exchange - upcoming/september 2023 Waunifor summer exhibition 2023 - upcoming/August 2023 Waunifor summer exhibition 2022 MOMA Machynlleth Summer Open 2012/2013/2014/2015/2016/2017/2018/2019/2021/2022/2023 Meirionnydd Artist Society, Annual exhibition, Dolgellau - 2017, 2018, 2019, 2022 My Own Studio - Open Studio/exhibition event Summer 2019 Willow Gallery, Oswestry Summer Open 2019 Mostyn Gallery Llandudno - Helfa Gelf exhibition 2018/2019 Celf Aran Gallery, Dolgellau - Guest Artist August 2016 Artists of the Valley - Book featuring artists and makers in mid-wales - profits going to charity Powys Arts Month 2014 - open studio MOMA Machynlleth Summer show 2013 The Emporium Pop-Up Shop, Llanbrynmair Summer 2012 MOMA Machynlleth Summer show 2012 Mid Wales Arts Centre March-July 2012 Glimmer Exhibition - Rhayader Museum & Gallery - Lead graphic artist 2011 Powys Arts Month 2011 MOMA Machynlleth Summer show 2011 Fulham Palace Art Fair 2010 Wyeside Arts Centre Gallery Builth Wells Christmas show 2010