Karina Rosanne Barrett was born in 1981 and studied at Glyndŵr University. She lives in Snowdonia and paints the surrounding landscape. Citing Anglesey and the Llŷn Peninsula as her main sources of inspiration. More often than not, she paints 'en plein air.’
She says of her work; ‘For this exhibition I feel that my work has taken a deeply personal direction. The subjects of my paintings include locations that I have connected with on a profound level in recent years. This connection enables me to observe and to create intuitively. My viewpoint as an observer has altered; there is an exploration into the landscape in a wider sense, as opposed to focusing on specific dwellings. My work always starts 'on location', then my ideas are developed further in the studio. I am constantly striving for fluidity in my mark-making and control in my palette to emphasize and intensify the desired mood of each piece.’
Born in 1962 in Glasgow, Susan Gathercole graduated in Fine Art from Liverpool in 1984. She works in a small studio overlooking the trees towards the mountains near Llanberis where she has lived for over 20 years.
Speaking about her work, Susan says ' My pictures suggest a story - perhaps about a vibrant red parrot feather from a bird my grandparents kept in 1920s Egypt; a dark pebble given to me on a beach many years ago; a scrap of material from an old dress. The objects all hold some vivid memory, meaning or feeling for me, and I hope to convey some of that to the viewer. Latterly, various figures have begun to appear in my work. These are all part of continued observations of the natural world, imaginings, feelings and memories.'
The work will be for sale and may also be seen on our website www.artwales.com
Collectorplan, the Arts Council of Wales interest-free credit scheme is available
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