Back Wall Series: Kathryn Campbell Dodd

Oriel Myrddin Gallery is delighted to welcome Kathryn Campbell Dodd to the Back Wall Series in the gallery shop

This series of paintings have been made especially for The Back Wall feature at Oriel Myrddin Gallery to complement Y Bwrdd // The Table, the exhibition in the main gallery space which draws influence from 17th Century Golden Age Dutch still life painting in a contemporary homage to the genre.

 

“Painted on scraps of supermarket produce boxes in flat emulsion paints, these snippets of still life imagery glory in the colour and texture of the subject matter whilst also echoing the inherent warnings of over consumption contained in the symbolic language of 17th Century still life painting. Perhaps no longer so concerned with the spiritual dangers of over consumption, our contemporary dilemma is far more urgently environmental. The challenge greets us at every turn as we belatedly consider how we can moderate our everyday habits, learn to enjoy less, embrace quality over quantity and de-glorify the beguiling pleasures of consumer capitalism.”

 

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Back Wall Series: Louise Young

Louise Young is the latest in our series of Welsh artists featured as part of our Back Wall Series in the gallery shop.

Louise spent her childhood in Galloway, Scotland, her early teens near Nottingham, and at eighteen came to study art in Wales where she married, brought up her family, and still lives. After working mainly in fashion she came back to fine art to study for the diploma in Botanical painting in 2004-6 at the English Gardening School in the Chelsea Physic Garden, London.

Her watercolour paintings on vellum and paper are of botanical subjects and found natural objects. Since 2008 she has exhibited with the group ‘Amicus Botanicus’ in London and elsewhere. She also exhibits regularly in Wales and further afield. Louise has work in private collections in the UK and America and in the permanent collection of contemporary Welsh Art at MOMA Wales, Machynlleth.

Since the beginning of 2018 Louise has been  Visiting-Artist at FernVerrow biodynamic farm. The farm is nestled at the foot of the Black Mountains on the border of Wales and England. There she has produced a series of paintings which celebrate the FernVerrow’s beautiful vegetable produce throughout the year. The farm owner Jane Scotter wanted to show how the seasons affect what she grows. The resulting collection of 13 paintings,  some of which are shown here, represent a calendar year of growth.

 

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Back Wall Series: Catherine Lewis

Catherine Lewis is the latest in our series of Welsh artists featured as part of our Back Wall Series in the gallery shop.

Catherine’s artwork combines a range of media and processes but its making is always driven by a passion to create without burden, to seek a simple and sympathetic purity of process.Using traditional skills she works with found and discarded objects, such as rusted hinges, paint scraps, conkers and berries, to make and sell her own natural inks, artwork and textiles. Through residencies and exhibitions she makes work that is site-specific, temporary and ephemeral, hopefully sparking a rekindling of relationships with the natural environmental and elemental human making processes.

She has previously contributed to work around the closure of Whitchurch mental Hospital and last year was the first artist in residence at the Llandough  hospital Orchard project. Here she began using plants with medicinal properties, so that cloths became enriched and infused with healing colours and scents.

Alongside her own making, she facilitates workshops where participants make dyes, inks, drawings and botanical prints. She explores and documents habitats, mapping the experience, making and engaging with nature and wildlife in both urban and rural settings.

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Back Wall Series: Claire Prosser

Claire Prosser is the latest in our series of Welsh artists featured as part of our Back Wall Series in the gallery shop.

“Typically, I make work that looks at our relationship between one another, our environment and behaviours around place-making. Though my works often take the form of film, performance and installation, drawing is used as a fundamental tool to see, record and remember.

Both drawing and walking are deep acts that allow me to tap into a state of subconsciousness; Drawing becomes another place within a place. When drawing, the viewpoint transitions between microscopic and macroscopic simultaneously- giving way to drawings that look in and out, expand and contract. My enjoyment of the varied physical materiality of our surroundings are mirrored in the layers of drawn gestures that vary in weight and scale.

The drawings on show are recent works, taking place in Manorbier, Pembrokeshire and Treherbert, Rhonnda Cynon Taff.”

 

All work is for sale. By purchasing artwork you are supporting an individual artist.  You are also helping Oriel Myrddin become more financially sustainable.

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Back Wall Series: Lee John Phillips

Lee John Phillips is the latest in our series of Welsh artists featured as part of our Back Wall Series in the gallery shop.

Lee is a Narberth-based illustrator and avid sketchbook keeper. Since 2014 he has been working on The Shed Project which will see him illustrate every item in his late grandfather’s toolshed. Handel Jones passed away in 1994 and his shed has become his mausoleum.

 Lee estimates there to be over 100,000 items in the shed. To date he has catalogued 7,306 of them. He estimates it being his life’s work.

 When he’s not drawing, Lee can be found carving wooden spoons.

  Follow Lee’s progress @leejohnphillips

 

All work is for sale. By purchasing artwork you are supporting an individual artist.  You are also helping Oriel Myrddin become more financially sustainable.

Collectorplan (interest free purchase scheme) is available.

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