Jill Crowther
Jill Crowther
Harbour by Lorenzo Gavarini
Lorenzo Gavarini
William Smith
William Smith
Catherine Van Giap - fish panel
Catherine Van Giap
Shelly Perkins
Shelly Perkins

Ruth Kirkby

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Windswept Thorn

Woodland Early Autumn

Moon over Lake

Radnor Hills Autumn

Woodland Summer


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

My oil painting has largely been inspired by the Herefordshire/Powys countryside in which I live, and in particular the wonderful light that falls through trees at different times of the year. Lately I have been experimenting with the portrayal of moonlight through trees and over towns and buildings.

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

Practising art has not only helped me recuperate from a serious illness, but has also provided me with a sense of purpose following my retirement from teaching. It makes me look at the wonderful surroundings in which we live in a new light, and provides me with immense pleasure. Learning new skills and new ways of painting has been a real bonus and a challenge.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

Formerly a botanical artist in watercolour, I now paint landscape and still life in oils.

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

Aberystwyth University Diploma in Botanical Illustration 2010

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

Art@thelodging Presteigne 2020 & 2021
Open Studios Presteigne 2020, 2021, 2022
Bleddfa Centre 2021

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