Final year project
Ym Min y Môr / The Edge of the Sea [Read more]
Hands, Body, and Head- 2021. Mixed Painting Media and Size Varies.
Looking particularly at the cliff face based at Trefin this work examines the weight of different textural elements through a play with fabrics, found objects and paint.
Wisps- 2021: Quartz, Gum Arabic, and Pebbles on Chiffon. 40 x 30 cm
Playing with the idea of above the head below the feet I have used found quartz and pebbles to depict the sea mist which was present when I visited Trefin in wintertime.
Untitled - 2021: Wax, Oil Paint, and Iron Powder on Jute with Rock. 30 x 40 cm (Approx)
Considering the base elements in the slate I have integrated iron powder into the encaustic painting to recreate the natural forming rust on the Trefin cliffs.
Cliff Face - 2020: Acrylic, Slate, and Pebbles on Lamé. 30 x 20 cm
Based upon the cliffs of Trefin beach.
Volcanic Dispersion - 2020: Mica, Wax, Slate, Oil Paint, Tarmac and Ink on Canvas. 40 x 30 cm
After a trip to Iceland in February 2020, this project arose. It solidified my interest in capturing the textures of different landscapes. This particular work is based on the melting ice which covered the volcanic black earth. Exhibited in the Young Welsh Artists' exhibition at Moma Machynlleth, Machynlleth.
Icelandic Air - 2020: Mica, Pencil, Oil Paint, Chiffon, prick, and PVA on Linen. 40 x 30 cm
Looking down from the plane I was taking to Reykjavík there were bands of whiteness and lightness which inspired this piece. The glinting mountains of snow and winding rivers informed my use of mica and pencil. The chiffon was introduced to mimic the hovering clouds that we were passing through. Exhibited in the Young Welsh Artists' exhibition at Moma Machynlleth, Machynlleth.
Morning - 2019: Oil on Linen and Acrylic on Copper. 50 x 40 cm
Painted during my exchange to Helsinki, this work is based on the early morning light shimmering on the buildings opposite my window.
Architectural Skin - 2019: Metal, Acrylic, and Plaster on Canvas. 60 x 50 cm
This piece is based on the Helsinki architectural landscape.
I am an emerging Welsh artist who explores landscape though postmodern painting practices.
My practice in its simplest form is an exploration of painting to create a sense of place. Concentrating on small snippets of a specific landscape, I create a discussion between Natural/Synthetic, Fact/Fiction and Found/Formed. Using non-traditional fabrics, sculptural forms and handmade paints from found materials, I play with elements that stay with me once I leave the landscape.
My current project, Ym Min y Môr / The Edge of the Sea, which is exhibited in my degree show is based around a small rugged Welsh beach, Trefin. It is a beach which holds many memories for me. Using these memories and artist day trips to the beach, I have created an exhibition that entwines the factual with the fictional. I have collected slate and quartz to turn them into pigments to paint with to bring the natural into the synthetic. The title of this show comes from the Melin Trefin poem written by William Williams (Crwys).
It is also an exhibition which explores the idea of painting and how it can be manipulated. Using painting materials I have created painting sculptures and wall paintings which play with the traditional stretcher painting. The placement of these paintings is also integral. I want my viewers to be guided around the room from floor to wall to almost ceiling as though they are in the landscape itself.
Final year project
Ym Min y Môr / The Edge of the Sea
2021 New Midlands Group Development Scheme
2020 Shortlisted for the Sir Ian Mckellan Award
Aberystwyth Arts Centre
2019/20 Accepted onto an International exchange to the Academy of Fine Arts, UniArts
2020 Young Welsh Artists/ Artistiaid Ifainc Cymru
Moma Machynlleth, Machynlleth
2020 MADE FROM HOME (Online)
Cardiff Made, Cardiff
2020 In search of self (Online)
Found Space, India & Singapore
2020 Umbrella Cardiff launch event
2019 Square Meters (Seen in the photograph)
Tasku Gallery, Helsinki
2019 Uncertainty and the Unknown
City Arts Nottingham with the Institute of Mental Health, Nottingham
2019 Landed Exhibition
Martin Hall Gallery, Loughborough
2019 Making a mark
2017 Degree and Foundation exhibition
Loughborough University, Loughborough
2020 Rhiannon Rees - 'The condensation project'
2018 Artist Assistant, Bruce Asbestos
2017 Gallery Assistant, Modern Painters New Decorators