Visual artist living and working in the Brecon Beacons National Park. Work involves studio based practice that underpins all other work whether it is socially engaged projects, workshops, commissions or collaborative research.
Drawing use of basic, natural materials and collaboration are characteristics of work.
Brief career history includes:
1999 Y Tabernacl, Machynlleth, From a Brecon Barn, Winterreise.
2000 Central Middlesex Hospital, ACAD Centre, London, Winterreise
2001 Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery, Rare Music
2001 University of Dallas, South-western Medical Centre, Dallas, Winterreise
2003 Museum of Welsh Life, Re-Presenting Wool, outcomes of an ACW bursary
2005/07 Marking a Point, touring exhibition of drawings from public debates of the Welsh Assembly
2009 Elemental Forces: 1 Water Power, Oriel Plas Glyn y Weddw
1997 Pontardawe; Aspects of Wales, & 1997 Wales Drawing Biennale
1998 Manchester Academy of Fine Art Open.
1999 Y Tabernacl, Gulbenkian Welsh Art Prize: Man, Heaven?s Masterpiece.
2002 Washington Gallery, Cardiff. Rare, Brecon Theatre, Drawing Attention
2004 Oriel Davies Open, Identity, Orleans House Gallery, London,Drawing the Line
2008 Mapping the Welsh Group at 60, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, Royal Cambrian Society & Newport
2011 Bog~Mawnog, Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery
2013 Woollenline Crickhowell Courtyard
2014 Dylan Thomas Dialogues, Oriel Ceri Richards, Swansea
ARTICLES, PUBLICATIONS & RESEARCH
1999 Winterreise, Interpretations across two Centuries of A Winter's Journey,
a cross media publication in association with Robert Lloyd & Julius Drake, (pub. Seren). Web site,
2001 Shadow & Light, a dance/ music/ visual arts collaboration to explore photo- luminescence
2002 Re-presenting wool, a multi-media project with the woollen industry
2003 Fe26, The Art of Iron, ongoing
2004 Earth colours, ongoing research into colour and place
2009 ongoing Woollenline
2006 My Square Mile & Opening the Sketch book for Swansea County Council, Bookmarks:
Brecon Library & Theatr Byrcheiniog
2007 Josef Herman Award artist, Conversations through art in Grosvenor Park, Chester City Council
2007-08 Conversations through art, Silloth for CBA Associates & Silloth Town Council & Regeneration Group
2008 The Everyday, residency with Oriel Myrddin, The 4thR, research with Swansea City Council
2009 Bishops Castle, Creative Partnerships Programme residency with Kirsty Claxton, Exploring Self and Place
2013/14 Criw Celf with Oriel Myrddin, Carmarthen
I have been drawing for as long as I can remember and have come to believe that the drawing process is primal and a critical part of what it is to be a human being.Since 1999 I have run Campaign for Drawing events and workshops in an endeavour to encourage people to believe in their own capacities a ...