The cycles of life, poetry, music and the constant presence of the sea throughout my childhood have shaped my use of metaphor to express my most enduring themes:- love, loss, transcendence and the celebration of life. Transcending the literal meaning through colour, form and texture is the challenge for me.
AN IDEA IS ONLY AN INSIGHT.
IT IS THE CONTAINER OF THE GERMINATION OF AN IDEA THAT GIVES FORM TO EMPTINESS AND MUSIC TO SILENCE.
Welsh is a beautiful and romantic language and imperative to my culture.Having spent my childhood on a farm, my feeling about the landscape is as much about the human condition as it is about the landscape itself.The fascination for me often lies in the double - edged intention to cling to the natural image whilst wrestling its moral secret from it. After re-reading the story of Blodeuwedd and having many inspirational talks with the late Professor Gwyn Thomas; many of these images flowered as a result of observing the emotions and forces within the story which are as potent today as they were in the Middle Ages.I continue to use metaphors to express many of these eternal themes and amongst them you will find images inspired by the drowning of Capel Celyn in 1965 as well as many others.
TRANSCENDING THE LITERAL MEANING IS THE CHALLENGE FOR ME.
Newport Art gallery
Canolfan Hamdden Beaumaris.
Y Galeri Caernarfon
Plas Glyn y Weddw
M.O.M.A. Cymru Tabernacle Machynlleth
S4C ' Celf ' Interview about 'The Fourth Branch of the Mabinogi' exhibition
Travelling Exhibition 'The Fourth Branch of the Mabinogi'
Solo Exhibitions at the Royal Cambrian Academy
Textile commission for Harvey Nicholls London
Commission Collection of works for The Holiday Property Bond
Arts Council purchase.(North Wales)
Works in private collections in Canada ,Australia, France, Japan, Jersey, Denmark and UK.
I was Invited to become a member of The Royal Cambrian Academy in 2006
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