Professional Practice My fascination with people and the human condition has been the driving impetus for much of my work. My BA degree show was an exhibition of portraiture of fellow students in the School of Art. My MA developed this theme. Portraiture is an abiding preoccupation but I am also transfixed by the effects of light on any subject. I use pencil, pastel, ink and charcoal; gouache, oils and acrylics, working directly from life, from what's in front of me. When this is not possible, I paint from sketches, memories and many photographs. I make observational drawings daily, believing that sound drawing is the 'grammar' of the visual language. Painting is a constantly evolving process to which I am entirely dedicated.
Education MA Fine Art 2006 - 2009 Aberystwyth University Distinction BA Fine Art 2003 - 2006 Aberystwyth University First Self taught painter, Gallery Owner 1990 - 2006 St Dogmaels, Pembs Art Foundation 1992 - 1993 Carmarthen CCTA Foundation Certificate First female artist and student to be commissioned by the university to paint the retiring university president Lord Elystan Morgan, click here to visit Art Uk - Two time winner of the UWA School of Art Francis Williams art prize - Selection for and sale of work at the Boundary Gallery prize for figurative art 2006.
Tutor Fine Art A studio tutor for some seven years, I have had the privileged opportunity to instruct a diverse and stimulating body of students. As a result I have developed highly effective teaching approaches and techniques, which have allowed me to enable all learners no matter what their experience or abilities. As at tutor, my goal is to provide all students with careful encouragement, creative nurturing and support; dynamic direction and inspirational influences; the fundamental and vital grasp of materials and processes; and a burgeoning and passionate awareness and understanding of the arts.In 2014, I was asked to go to China to deliver a Fine Art Degree 'taster' to students in the Hunghai University in Zhumadian.
Areas of Expertise Life room Observational and Expressive Drawing and Methodologies - Painting- Portraiture- Extensive knowledge of Historical and Contemporary Art – Student Motivation– Differentiated Instruction
Solo Exhibitions Land & Sea,(joint show with Anne Cakebread) Cardigan Corn Exchange Gallery March 2018 Echoes of Departure, Coach House Gallery, St Dogmaels 2017 Music of Sight Coach House Gallery St Dogmaels 2016 Mayfield Gallery 98, 2000, Bournemouth Oriel Arts – Open Art Studio, 96, 97, 98, 2000, St Dogmaels Theatre Mwldan 1999 Cardigan Group Shows Exibitions Fishguard Art Society, By the Sea, group exhibition Spring 2018 Fishguard Open 2016 Aberystwyth School of Art Gallery The Way of It 2012- joint show with June Forster Atkinson Gallery Postgraduate Competition 2008 Aberystwyth School of Art Degree Show 2006, Aberystwyth UWA Boundary Gallery Prize for Figurative Art 2006, London Oriel Arts St Dogmaels Pembrokeshire Taliesin Arts Centre 1995 Swansea The Mayfield Gallery 1995, 99, 2009 Bournemouth The Café de Paris New Arts Selection 1997, London Country Living Fair, 19188.8.131.52, London The Newport Collective, Newport Pembrokeshire Custom House, Cardigan and Cardiff 2011 Chelini, Cardigan The Anderson Galleries 96, Burford and Broadway, Oxon University of Aberystwyth School of Art 2008,2009