Artists

Artists

Pete Monaghan

Posted on 26/11/2019

BIOGRAPHY I’m a contemporary artist working from studios in Aberystwyth’s Old College and Upper Swabia, southern Germany. I’m  inspired by vernacular architecture of the Celtic Fringes and like to tap into the special energy of place. From initial sketches in the open, I refine and rework images in the studio, creating work which is full of energy and tension. It celebrates the beauty and dignity of humble buildings. I enjoy collaging everyday objects into my paintings, there are often piecesRead More

Owen Williams

Posted on 26/11/2019

BIOGRAPHY I grew up on a hill farm in Cardiganshire and an early interest in fishing and shooting kindled an interest in the wildlife and landscape around my childhood home near Aberystwyth. Inspired by the art of Sir Peter Scott and Charles Tunnicliffe, I started drawing and painting birds when I was 12. I decided to paint in watercolour, despite it being a challenging medium, because I like the way that it conveys atmosphere in elements of my work suchRead More

Owen Lyndon Thomas

Posted on 26/11/2019

BIOGRAPHY I first exhibited paintings, mainly figurative oils in the early 1960’s.  The work at the time attempted to place industry into landscape- at that time there was no shortage of inspiration within south Wales.  From 1966 I changed direction making stoneware domestic pottery that was exhibited and sold through a wide range of galleries and craft shops throughout Wales and the Marches.  Following the onset of arthritis I had a brief flirtation with woodturning before illness curtailed any furtherRead More

Dorian Spencer-Davies

Posted on 20/11/2019

BIOGRAPHY I am a Welsh Artist born in Carmarthen just a stone’s throw away from the ‘Old Oak’ of Merlin’s fame. Brought up in Angle, Pembroke and Tenby, I was always an Art enthusiast from a very young age.   I was always drawing, painting and colouring, anything and everything, and was always the first to be approached to illustrate or design school magazines or posters for plays.  After two years in 6th form, I went to study Natural history  IllustrationRead More

Nia Lloyd-Hughes

Posted on 17/11/2019

BIOGRAPHY Drawing and painting has always been an important part of my life and I was lucky to have the opportunity to train at Manchester School of Art in the early seventies. On moving to Snowdonia in the 80’s I chose watercolours as the perfect medium to depict the splendour of the landscape. I moved to Ruthin in North East Wales in the early 90’s continuing to paint while also having a fulfilling career teaching art for adults. My latestRead More

Meirion

Posted on 17/11/2019

BIOGRAPHY I am from Cardigan, Ceredigion and studied at the Dyfed College of Art, Carmarthen. Apart from a few projects in South America, my work is concerned with the people, the coast and the landscape of West Wales; Aberystwyth promenade features prominently. The work is continually evolving but the three constant factors are structure, narrative and light.

Mark Warner

Posted on 17/11/2019

BIOGRAPHY I am a practicing artist and ‘en plein air’ tutor who grew up on the beautiful coast of West Wales. Sketching is at the heart of my work. This is integral to the development of a piece and indeed at times, forming part of the painting itself. I continue to draw inspiration from the landscape, although subject matter and application at times can be very different. I adore using colour and line while interpreting the light, weather conditions and aRead More

Marian Brosschot

Posted on 17/11/2019

BIOGRAPHY I am an artist from Llŷn.  My interest lies in textile work and drawing in black and white.  I have exhibited work in Plas Glyn y Weddw, Llanbedrog and Oriel Tonnau, Pwllheli.  I currently work as a Welsh tutor in Pwllheli. Place names and travelling are important to me and I enjoy documenting this through my artwork by creating maps of words. The names of places in Aberystwyth and the surrounding area came from the time I was studyingRead More

Marian Hâf

Posted on 17/11/2019

BIOGRAPHY I’m a fine art Painting graduate from the University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham in 2004, now settled back home in West Wales to raise my family. I first started printmaking in 2011 when I joined my local print group ‘Printers in the Sticks’. As my children are getting older I’m increasingly finding the time to develop my practice and have been fortunate to exhibit across Wales over the past couple of years. My work which can be varied in subjectRead More

LILWEN LEWIS

Posted on 17/11/2019

BIOGRAPHY I was born in New Quay on the coast of Cardigan Bay. I was lucky enough to go to Art College at a very young age. Firstly to Carmarthen School of Art then to Swansea School of Art studying Painting and Stained Glass. Finally to Cardiff College of Art Graduating at Cardiff University. I spent five years teaching Art and Craft at St Clears Secondary School. I found it inspiring working  with the pupils and seeing the world ofRead More