Photo: Shani Rhys James in Llangadfan, Wales

Shani Rhys James


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 read full statement

Location Llangadfan, Wales
Activities Lecturing
Artforms / type of project Installation, Painting
Tags female, figurative, painter, feminist, rural, family, psychology, british, australian, expressionist