Concepts For the past 19 years I have painted the landscape of Pembrokeshire. In the last 6 years I have begun exploring glass as a medium and have begun making conceptual pieces in response to historical and poetic stimulus as well as to landscape elements. Influences Environment/Ecology, Nature, Landscape, poetry I completed a B.A. (Hons) in Visual Art at University College of Wales, Aberystwyth. From graduating in 1978 until I moved to Pembrokeshire in 1993 I worked as a community artist facilitating arts activity with a wide range of people defined as having special needs across Wales and in London and the South East. I undertook many residencies in schools, hospitals and probation units etc. Alongside this work I continued to exhibit my own work. In 1993 I came to Pembrokeshire to concentrate on my own studio practice. Since 1998 I have run my own gallery showing my own work here in Pembrokeshire and online. In the last six years I have been working in glass and have recently completes 3 stained glass windows for the Royal Chapel at Conwy Castle, Gwynedd. This was a collaboration with glass artist, Rachel Phillips, it was a commission for Cadw and is an interpretive artwork using the medieval technique of stained glass to create a contemporary artwork which tells the story of North wales in the 13th Century. I have recently won the international Warm Glass Prize (Bullseye Category) for my piece, 'Her House is Air'. read full statement

Location Haverfordwest, Wales
Website http://www.linda-norris.com