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Maggy Roberts

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Radnor Hills

The Bluff


In the Hills

Storm Brewing

Dan y Mynydd



How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

My paintings begin with sketching from the local landscape and developing imagery in the studio that reflects this. I often include a cottage that is a metaphor for home and an idealised memory of past homes in the hills of Wales. I love colour and the mood that it creates, so my palette is more about emotion than reality.

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

It is one of many identities, mother, painter, teacher, illustrator, printmaker, gardener and more. It is a challenge and therapy, pain and pleasure.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

I am Maggy Roberts, and I live and work here in Clyro a mile from Hay on Wye. I paint the local landscape, draw from life in hay Caste make prints about local wildlife.

Your practice & activities include e.g workshops, teaching: 

I taught at FE, and Degree level for 35 years in the areas of Wildlife illustration, Children's illustration and painting. I tutor online courses in Illustration and have illustrated books for children.

CV & Education, relevant & leading to your artistic practice: 

Dip Ad , ATD, Dip ed Man,
35 years teaching in college
Children’s Book illustration
Work exhibited in UK and abroad 1990-2024

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

Found Gallery Brecon: 2022, 2023 and 2024

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

Found Gallery Brecon
Hay Castle

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