Shani Rhys James

Shani Rhys James

Artist

Concepts; My desire is to produce powerful, emotional paintings which are read for their content, their colour and their abstract elements. I have to be emotionally and mentally taken over by my paintings. They are seemingly direct ; I paint about the studio, the kitchen, the artist, my children, childhood memories, so imaginative and observational elements co-exist in each work. I have also made automata and installation collaborating with poets and other artists.
Influences The human figure, Feminism, Emotions; own cultural identity (European, Welsh, Australasian); own gender (Female)
Collections Arts Council of England
Usher Gallery, Lincoln
BBC Wales, Cardiff
National Museum of Wales, Cardiff
Glynvivian Museum and Art Gallery, Swansea
Newport Museum and Art Gallery
Contemporary Art Society of Wales
Martin Tinney Gallery
Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Wolverhampton Art Gallery
New Hall College Cambridge
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Location Llangadfan, Wales
Activities Lecturing
Artforms / type of project Installation, Painting
Tags female, figurative, painter, feminist, rural, family, psychology, british, australian, expressionist