Artists

Artists

20th Century Welsh Artists

Posted on 04/06/2021

Lois Jones

Posted on 13/05/2021

BIOGRAPHY I grew up in Talybont, Aberystwyth. I currently live in Cardiff working as an accountant. Being creative has always been a big part of my life, despite never having studied art beyond school I have continued to experiment with a variety of methods. I started making lino prints after attending an evening class at Cardiff Met art college. Rural environments are at the heart of my work, largely inspired by the West Wales surroundings. The images are formed inRead More

Eurfryn Lewis

Posted on 17/02/2021

BIOGRAPHY Originally from Tregaron, I studied at Carmarthen School of Art, and then completed a Fine Art degree at UWIC, specialising in printmaking. I am primarily a Printmaker but use several different techniques in my work including charcoal drawing, oil painting and mixed media. Although my themes vary, the influence of my strong Welsh heritage is paramount. I depict the Welsh people of rural Ceredigion, male voice choirs and rugby. I love producing the work, and am always pleased whenRead More

Jane Burnham

Posted on 27/01/2021

BIOGRAPHY I am a contemporary artist artist working from Aberystwyth and from Provence in the south of France. My primary interest is in portrait and figure figurative.  I aim to express honestly the thoughts and feeling of the sitter, concentrating on composition, draughtsmanship, close observation and subtle use of colour. I also enjoy painting the everyday things that surround us, exploring in particular the effect of colour, light, shadow and space, and the relationship of the objects on another :Read More

Jonathan Retallick

Posted on 15/11/2020

BIOGRAPHY I was born on Ynys Môn in North Wales in 1996 and home-educated until enrolling on a BA Fine Art course in Aberystwyth University in 2017. From a young age I went with my family to an art group based on the island. It was in this group that I had the opportunity to learn from Keith Shone, Philip Snow, David Woodford, Kyffin Williams, and Jeremy Yates, as well as amateur artist Richard Watson who organised the group. MyRead More

Martin J Fowler

Posted on 03/08/2020

BIOGRAPHY I was born and brought up in the mining towns of South Yorkshire. I studied drawing and painting at Doncaster College of Art. Then studied Painting and Printmaking at Sheffield College of Art completing a BA (Hons) in Fine Art.   I travel and record the country’s wild coastal areas and have always been drawn to the Welsh landscape from early childhood due to my family’s Welsh ancestry.  I have exhibited work nationally and internationally in solo, mixed exhibitions andRead More

Michael Tomlinson

Posted on 01/08/2020

BIOGRAPHY I was born in Accrington, Lancashire in 1958. I have a BA Hons in Geology and Archaeology from Manchester University in 1980 and completed a PGCE from Aberystwyth University in 2000. I have lived in mid Wales since 1986.  I am an entirely self-taught artist and had my first solo show at Accrington’s Haworth Art Gallery in 1994. Since then I have had many solo shows round the country including at The Royal Court Theatre in London in 1995,Read More

Myfanwy Brewster

Posted on 22/02/2020

BIOGRAPHY As I was born and brought up on a farm in Cemaes, within sight of Snowdonia National Park, I have always had an affinity with animals and landscape. Having drawn since the age of four, my interest in design and landscape led me to a career as a Landscape Architect. Throughout that time I kept drawing, admittedly in an ad-hoc and inconsistent manner.  Five years ago, having failed miserably to find a card featuring ‘kissing’ sheep for a sheepRead More

Gordon Miles

Posted on 02/12/2019

BIOGRAPHY I was born in Maidstone, Kent in 1947. I studied photolithography at The London College of Printing and then Drawing and Illustration at Harrow School of Art. I have lived and worked in Wales since 1980, holding many one-man shows and participating in numerous group exhibitions, these include: The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, The Royal Society of Engravers, Royal Portrait Society, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Liberty’s. I have had etchings published by: Christie’s Contemporary Prints, Anima Graphics, Devenish Publications,Read More

Joanna Jones

Posted on 01/12/2019

BIOGRAPHY I was born in Llansamlet, Swansea, educated at Ysgol Lônlas and Ysgol Gyfun Ystalyfera, before going on to study art in Swansea and Cardiff. I taught art for 12 years and became a full time painter in 2017. Although the themes are varied, they are based on the buildings and topography of South West Wales – the coastline, the villages, the mountains and the chapels. They are all areas that I have an emotional connection to. I find theRead More