My current work is often rooted in my experience of the land in and around Snowdonia where I live. I am particularly interested in the cultural and geological histories that have affected the connections and disconnections to ‘place’. Much of my working process involves walking and the collecting of natural and found materials.
Materials and their ability to convey specific meanings are central to my work.When choosing to work with a material, I test out its conceptual and physical attributes to find out how it can be transformed, what it can actually do. The work is installation based and combines mixed media.The initial working process evolves with the specific enquiry, sometimes intuitive, at times deeply researched.
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.
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
2016 Fflotilla /Cychod Gwyllt -Oriel Brondanw,Llanfrothen
2014 Vessels Land and Sea / Oriel Nwy -Gas Gallery ,Aberystwyth
2012 - Unearthed/Datguddio, Oriel Caffi Croesor, Gwynedd
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/Rhwng yr Heini, Oriel Ynys Mon, LLangefni.
2001 - 'Cardinal Directions', Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea
2001 - 'Desert Landscapes', MOMA, y Tabernacl, Machynlleth, Wales
1999 - 'Placement'/Gosodiad, Oriel 31, Newtown, Powys, Bangor Museum and Art Gallery, Gwynedd
1998 - 'Transitions', Oriel y Ddraig, Blaenau Ffestiniog,
2019-Merched Chwarel1- Storiel Museum and Art Gallery , Bangor
2019-Merched Chwarel 2-Amgueddfa Llechi/Slate Museum,Llanberis
Cas Lloeren/Satellite Case - Amgueddfa Ysbyty Llechi Llanberis/Slate Hospital Museum Llanberis
2018- Oileain/Ynysoedd -Aras Eanna, Inis Oirr , Republic of Ireland
2017-Mordeithau:Crossings -Aberystwyth Art Centre/Ceramics Gallery
Storiel Gallery Bangor,Ruthin Craft Centre
2017-Teithwyr Chwilfrydir /Curious Travellers-Oriel Brondanw,Llanfrothen/
Old College Gallery,Aberystwyth University
2017 -Cabinet of Curiosities-Storiel, Bangor
2016 -Ail Wneud /Ail Ddyfeisio Re take/Re invent,(exhibition 1) Royal Cambrian Academy,Conway (exhibition 2 )Oriel Ynys Mon ,Gwynedd
2016 -Curious Travellers ,Oriel Sycharth,Wrexham University.
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
2003/4/5 - Insiders-Art and the Box, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth/ Canterbury Royal Museum and Art Gallery, Canterbury /, Herne Bay Museum and Art Gallery, Hene Bay / Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, Inverness/ Iona Gallery, Kingussie, Scotland /, St Fergus Gallery, Wick, Scotland/ Swanson Gallery, Thurso, Scotland / Whitstable Museum and Art Gallery, Whitstable, England /, Quay Arts, Isle of Wight/ Rugby Museum/Art Gallery, Rugby /, Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown, Powys
2003/4 - 2 Person Show ,Oriel Yr Hen Efail,Llanfrothen,Gwynedd
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
1999 /2000 - The Intrinsic Book, Barbican Library Touring Exhibition/Barbican Library,Model House,Llantrisan/,Cajobah Gallery,Birkenhead/Art in Action Gallery,Waterperry,Oxford.
1999 - Paper Stone Spirit, Theatre Ardudwy, Harlech
1998 - The Paper Show -Walford Mill,Wimborne,Dorset/ Bleddfa Gallery, Knighton, Powys
1998 - Paper, Stone, Spirit, with Noelle Griffiths and Meic Watts, Ruskin Mill, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire
1998 - The Comet, Oriel y Ddraig, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd
1997- Paperweight, Salisbury Museum and Art Gallery
1996 - National Eisteddfod of Wales
1996 - The Land, The Earth/,2 Person show Oriel Pendeitsh, Caernarvon
2016-Moma Machynlleth/Y Tabernacl-Ffiniau/Borders Conference
2015 -Plas Glyn y Weddw /Artist talk /John Piper conference- Snowdonia
2011 - Marged Pendell/Artist talk, Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno
2011 - Pethau Hwyrach, S4C Welsh Arts TV programme with critical debate/, Cardiff
2006 - Visiting Artist talk /Delevan Gallery ,Syracuse ,New York State.
2017 -Merched Chwarel R&D-Collaboration with Lindsey Colbourne,Lisa Hudson , Jwls Williams /Sharing at Amgueddgfa Llechi,Llanberis
2016-A Curiously Collaborative Museum of Lost,Found and Broken-Collaboration with Lindsey Colbourne,National Theatre of Wales/Storiel Gallery ,Bangor /Pontio,Bangor University.
2012-Painting in the Attic -Collaboration with Rosie Kearton on Artist book
2011-Earth Connections -Collaboration with invited artists (Mostyn Gallery)
2005 -Journey through Sweden -Collaboration with Rosie Kearton (Film)
2016 -Arts Council Of Wales R&D Grant -Merched Chwarel
2006 Wales Arts International Grant to New York State
2005 Arts Council Of Wales Research Grant to Norway
2001Arts Council Of Wales Travel Grant to Egypt and Sinai.