My work draws on the landscape surrounding my home town of Aberystwyth. I hope to convey, through painting, something of the feelings I associate with this place.
The meting of different elements such as rocks and water, town with sea, hills and sky, or the interplay of nature with man made structures like jetties and bridges offers me rich pictorial ideas and compositional possibilities.
I explore the effects of tone and colour combinations as suggested by the weather, different seasons or times of day. Each new painting is an opportunity to find out something new; the paint leads the way and I follow it, referring to my notes, drawings and photographs at some later stage, together with memory and imagination.
M.A. Fine Art (Wales 2003)
B.A. Fine Art 1st Class Hons ( Wales 1998-2001)
Tutor at School of Art, Lifelong Learning and Centre for Widening Participation at Aberystwyth University 2003-2009
Fountain Fine Art - 2009,08,07
Attic Gallery, Swansea - 2009,08,07,06,05,
Albany Gallery Cardiff - 2009,08,07,06
St Davids Studio Gallery - 2009,08,07,06,05
Oriel Y bont, Aberystwyth - 2008,07
Martins Gallery, Cheltenham - 2009
Stark Gallery, Cantebury - 2007
Stark Gallery, London - 2007,06,05
Oriel Plas Glyn- Y- Weddw - 2006
Ceredigion Museum Aberystwyth - 2005
St Davids Concert Hall (fforma group show) - 2004
Y Tabernacl (fforma group show) - 2004
School of Art, Aberystwyth MA Show - 2003
Wales Drawing Biennale - 2003, 2005
National Eisteddfod of Wales, Denbigh - 2002
National Botanic Gardens of Wales - 2002
Millenium Exhibition , Lampeter University - 2000