Most of the concepts I explore in my work arise from life experiences.
I am particularly interested in 'journeys' - inner and outer, personal and universal. My initial working process is intuitive and often involves physical interaction with the landscape. I research widely, exploring all possible connections and reduce the idea it to its essentials. There are many threads to my work.
The work is installation based and combines mixed media. I am interested in materials and their ability to convey specific meanings and emotions.
The primary influences on my work come from relationship to 'place'.
I am interested in ancient cultures that have a close relationship with the land and their particular landscape, and how they survive in our modern world.
There are many artists who have been influential throughout my career.
My initial influences were the Land/Environmental artists e.g. Richard Long, Hamish Fulton, the way they physically and spiritually connected to wild remote landscape.
Eva Hesse and Guiseppe Pennone have also been of particular influence for their brave manipulation of materials. With the increased political nature of my own work, I have become increasingly drawn to the work of Joseph Beuys and Doris Salcedo.
My working practice covers three areas:-
Exhibiting artist nationally/internationally
Arts Educator - Currently Fine Art Tutor-BA Hons Degree - University of Wales Bangor
Previous experience – schools /gallery workshops/ summer schools/artist-led adult courses.
CV & Education
Solo exhibitions 2012 - Unearthed/Datguddio, Oriel Caffi Croesor, Gwynedd ,N.wales 2011 - Custodian /Gofalwr, Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno N.Wales 2009 - In Limbo/Yn Limbo , Old Tannery / Moma , Machynlleth/Wales 2006 - Hide and Seek -Chwarae Chwiw, Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno 2005 - Between The Layers, Oriel Ynys Mon, LLangefni. 2001 - 'Cardinal Directions', Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea 2001 - 'Desert Landscapes', MOMA, y Tabernacl, Machynlleth, Wales 1999 - 'Placement', Bangor Museum and Art Gallery, Gwynedd 1999 - 'Placement', Oriel 31, Newtown, Powys 1998 - 'Transitions', Oriel y Ddraig, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd Group exhibitions 2011 - Lloches/Shelter, Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno N.Wales 2007 - Group exhibition, Oriel Glaslyn, Porthmadog 2007 - Welsh Artist of the year Exhibition, St Davids Hall , Cardiff 2006 - A Solaina De Pilono group Exhibition, Lalin Gallery, Lalin, Galicia 2005 - Insiders-Art and the Box, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth 2005 - Insiders-Art and the Box, Canterbury Royal Museum and Art Gallery, Canterbury 2005 - Insiders-Art and the Box, Herne Bay Museum and Art Gallery, Hene Bay 2005 - Insiders-Art and the Box, Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, Inverness, Scotland 2005 - Insiders-Art and the Box, Iona Gallery, Kingussie, Scotland 2005 - Insiders-Art and the Box, St Fergus Gallery, Wick, Scotland 2005 - Insiders-Art and the Box, Swanson Gallery, Thurso, Scotland 2005 - Insiders-Art and the Box, Whitstable Museum and Art Gallery, Whitstable, England 2004 - Insiders - Art and the Box, Quay Arts, Isle of Wight 2004 - Insiders - Art and the Box, Rugby Museum/Art Gallery, Rugby 2003 - Insiders - Art and the Box, Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown, Powys 2003 - The Spirit of Lleyn, Oriel Plas Glyn Y Weddw, Llanbedrog, Gwynedd 2002 - Selected Works, Oriel Cemlyn, Harlech, Gwynedd 2001 - Oriel31, Open 2001 2001 - Paperworks, Monmouth Museum 2001 - Summer Exhibition, Old Chapel Gallery, Hereford 2000 - Oriel31, Open 2000 2000 - The Intrinsic Book, Paperweight Touring Exhibition 1999 - Paper Stone Spirit, Theatre Ardudwy, Harlech 1999 - The Intrinsic Book, Model House, Llantrisant 1998 - Bleddfa Gallery, Knighton, Powys 1998 - Paper, Stone, Spirit, Ruskin Mill, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire 1998 - The Comet, Oriel y Ddraig, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd 1998 - The Paper Show, Walford Mill, Wimborne, Dorset 1997 - Paperweight, Salisbury Museum and Art Gallery 1996 - National Eisteddfod of Wales 1996 - The Land, The Earth, Oriel Pendeitsh, Caernarvon Artist talks 2011 - Marged Pendell/Artist talk, Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno 2011 - Pethau Hwyrach, S4C tv studio, Cardiff