Approved: 13.09.2014

Sigrid Muller

Artist

Approved: 13.09.2014

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.

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  • Location: Swansea, Wales
  • Artforms: Drawing, Mixed media, Painting
  • Tags: amaryllis, flower painting, pencil crayon, watercolour, contemporary british artist, welsh artist, botanical art, fruit, martin tinney gallery, welsh art, calla lilies, drawing, british contemporary artist, chestnut, still life
 
 

Biography

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

Solo Exhibitions

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).