When I draw, I try to translate what I see into how it feels to the touch. It is purely emotional, something that resonates, stirs memories, often from my childhood when judgement did not come before objects were thoroughly observed and experienced.
My drawings are made with layer upon layer of very fine pencil crayon on backgrounds of pooled watercolour washes. It is a meticulous process which can take several weeks from the preliminary sketches to the finished painting.
The background is a dynamic and integral part of the painting, as important as the subjects themselves. It provides an imagined space where they can live - suspended, with nothing to hold on to, or existing on seemingly firm ground.
I choose intuitively, not searching, but coming upon, being stopped in my tracks by the promise in a closely furled iris bud, the dry rattle of a seed pod, or the soft ripeness of a plum.
CV & Education
Sigrid Müller (b.1962 in Schwäbisch Hall, Germany).
Studied for Diploma in Graphic Design at the
Georg Simon Ohm University of Applied Sciences Nuremberg,
specialising in illustration (1985 - 1991).
Moved to Wales in 1996
Became a full-time professional artist in 1997
Martin Tinney Gallery, Cardiff (2010);
Martin Tinney Gallery, Cardiff (2004);
Martin Tinney Gallery, Cardiff (2001);
Martin Tinney Gallery, Cardiff (1999).
Two - Person Exhibition
Martin Tinney Gallery, Cardiff (2008).
Three - Person Exhibition
Oriel Tegfryn, Anglesey (2015)
Selected group exhibitions include:
London Art Fair from 2000;
20/21 British Art Fair, London from 2000;
Gallery Artists exhibitions in Martin Tinney Gallery, Cardiff from 1997;
Gallery Artists exhibitions in sister gallery, Oriel Tegfryn, Anglesey from 2010;
Second Prize Winner of the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2014.
Selected for Welsh Artist of the Year competition, Cardiff (2000 and 2007).
Work was purchased by the Derek Williams Trust for the National Museum of Wales (2001).