painting

Hibernators / Gaearfgwyr

Jun 7 – Jul 2 2022
Group show ‘inspired by the time the world went to sleep’
The Art Shop, 8 Cross Street, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire. NP7 6SD
Tuesday – Saturday 09:30 a 17:00

Earlier this year I returned to painting on cat’s eyes, making 2 distinct series: Route 1 and Route 2.
Here’s a tiny preview of Route 1 – this image is a close up of 2 paintings reflecting on inner and outer journeys. View from Eglwys Faen cave mouth and horseshoe bat in Agen Allwedd caving system, Mynydd Llangatwg (each lense 1.5cms – oil paint).

Thanks David Morgan Davies and the Art Shop

Concentric celebrates IWD

Revenants (2019-22) in Concentric at tactileBOSCH Lounge, in celebration of International Women’s Day
9-31 Mar 2022 Weds-Sat 1-6pm
18 Mar 6-10pm, Event night with performances

With Jacqueline Alkema, Adéolá Dewis, Leona Jones, Temmah and Patricia Ziad
tactileBOSCH Lounge, Capitol Centre, Queen’s Street, Cardiff CF10 2HQ
@tactilebosch

31 Mar 7-9pm DECENTRIC – live performances with guests Nia Davies, Allen Fisher, Tessa Waite,
Steven Hitchins, Beth Greenhalgh, Lyndon Davies and others…

There is an autobiographical aspect to Revenants, making use as it does of old work and new riffs on old themes, all carefully contained in repurposed antique and vintage frames. Traditionally, a frame closes off and anchors the work of art, reinforcing its status as a solid marketable object in the world. The ones I’ve used here, however, have had their original contents ripped from them, including family portraits, and replaced with my own totems, spirits and reimagined versions of the dead. The question for me is – what does that do to the work and the beings referred to, and what does that do to the frame?

Without Borders

Without Borders opens at Elysium Gallery Swansea, before going on tour.
17 Jul 3-10pm – 28 Aug
The project seeks to remove barriers, create alliances and connect with neighbours. Elysium Gallery open Weds-Sat 11am-6pm. Check out their website for more info and how to visit.

Strainer Cap Nut (2021) is one of two pieces of mine included in the show: print, ink, acrylic and oil on paper (A3). I’m delighted to be in a contributing group with:
@susan_j_adams MoragColquhounLyndon Davies, Allen Fisher, Richard Harris, @stevenhitchins @sarah.rhys Christopher Twigg@waitetessa

Cardiff M.A.D.E. Summer Open/Art Prize

Cardiff M.A.D.E. Summer Open/Art Prize
10 Jul – 7 Aug 21
For more details and how to visit, see @cardiff_m.a.d.e and M.A.D.E. website

Operative 121 (2021) oil on canvas on board. 122 x 157 cms. Also showing Operative 117 and 119.

The Big Small House Summer Open

12 Black Mountain views in The BIG Small House Summer Open
1 – 31 Aug 2021
Oil on cats’ eyes gleaned from mountain roads (2016 – 2021)
THE BIG SMALL HOUSE SUMMER OPEN
small_house_gallery

Winter Wall @Cardiff M.A.D.E.

Legacy 2 is one of two pieces currently available online at Cardiff M.A.D.E.

BEEP 2020

operative115

Operative 115 was specially commended in the bienniel exhibition of painting run by Elysium Gallery
3 Oct – 7 Nov 2020
Elysium Gallery and Liquid Gallery, 210-211 High Street Swansea, Wales SA1 1PE

Check out beeppainting.com for more info including updates about venue and dates due to Covid-19.

Concentric at tactileBOSCH

Casenotes

Relaunch and open to visit again, with safety measures in place.
17 – 29 July 2020 11am – 2pm (closed Sunday 19 July)
tactileBOSCH Lounge
Capitol Shopping Centre
Cardiff CF10 2HQ

My work in the show is Casenotes: interweaving narratives of physical and mental health, developed for Concentric, as part of International Women’s Day celebrations.
For a taster of Concentric at tactileBOSCH click here. To see a short video clip of Casenotes click here.

Cardiff M.A.D.E.

Romance 1

Cardiff M.A.D.E.’s bi-annual Summer Exhibition.
4 July – 27 July 2019

41 Lochaber Street
Cardiff CF24 3LS

Viridis

Pastorale

Pastorale, showing in Viridis, Cardiff M.A.D.E’s Spring Exhibition:
11 April – 5 May