Artist Statement

Creating an embodiment of experience through capturing the elemental magnitude of Welsh landscape through a phenomenological response is central to my work.  The Welsh landscape can be felt as an event through its ability to override the senses, which creates a transformative and immersive experience. My work aims to capture the physicality and raw state of the landscape by using natural materials such as soil mixed into acrylic, oil and household paints.  The use of soil symbolises the importance of environmental degradation, specifically the lack of nutrients in soil as a consequence of intensive farming methods and pollution in the 21st century.

A physical and sentimental connection is formed when walking within the landscape.  I create work from the intensity of recalled memory which expresses an impassioned state of mind.  

My paintings are visceral reactions against the effects of technology that has altered the relationship society has with nature, and through animated gesture and reflective light qualities in colour I aim for them to celebrate the landscape in Pembrokeshire where I live.

C.V

b. 1997, West Wales.

Education

2016-2019         BA (Hons) Fine Art: Drawing, Painting & Printmaking, Carmarthen School of Art                            

2016/17              Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, Carmarthen School of Art

Exhibitions

2020                       Virtual Graduate Resident Exhibition, Carmarthen School of Art, Online

2020                       Exhibition of Contemporary Welsh Art, London Welsh Centre, London

2019                       Affordable Art Fair, Elysium Gallery, Swansea

2019                      Craft Festival, City Hall, Cardiff

2019                      Winter Open Exhibition, Caffi Lolfa, Burry Port

2019                      Brenda Bloxam Student Award Exhibition, Attic Gallery, Swansea

2019                     Summer Open Exhibition, Caffi Lolfa, Burry Port

2019                     Drawing Exhibition, Oriel Q, Narberth

2019                     Art in The Garden, Stackpole Walled Gardens, Pembroke

2019                     Summer Exhibition, Tregwynt Mansion, Castlemorris

2019                     Free Range, The Truman Brewery, London 

2019                     Llansteffan Memorial Hall, Llansteffan

2019                    Y Filltir Sgwar, Oriel Osi, Llansteffan 

2019                    Open Art Competition, Oriel Cric, Crickhowell 

2019                    Degree Show, Carmarthen School of Art, Carmarthen

2019                   Through the Lens, Theatrau Sir Gar - Y Ffwrnes, Llanelli

2019                   Behind closed doors, Oriel Myrddin, Carmarthen

2019                   Golwg ar Gelf, The Senedd, Cardiff

2019                   Golwg ar Gelf, Yr Egin, Carmarthen

2019                   Golwg ar Gelf, Swansea 

2019                  Golwg ar Gelf, Cardiff Met 

2019                  Nation, Carmarthen School of Art 

2018                  Community Art Competition, Ysgol Bro Gwaun, Fishguard

2018                  Raw Beginnings, Volcano Theatre, Swansea 

2017-19          Set House Arts, St Brides

2016                  Group Exhibition – Foundation Art and Design at Carmarthen School of Art

 

2016                  Peppers Gallery, Fishguard 

2016                  Yr Oriel Gallery Winter Competition, Newport 

2015                  Yr Oriel Gallery competition, Newport

2015                  Town Hall Sixth Form Show, Fishguard 

 

2014                  Fishguard Art Society Prize, Tregwynt Mansion 

Awards

2019                  Young Artist Award, Open Art Competition, Oriel Cric,                                      Crickhowell

2019                  Jessica Knowles Colour Painting Award, Carmarthen                                            School of Art, Carmarthen 

Residency

2019/20            Graduate Resident, Carmarthen School of Art,                                                            Carmarthen 

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