New show starts 13th May: Magical Moments with Louise Collis, Steven Wilyeo & Lorraine Newman Howells
Our next show presents three thrilling artists of differing approaches to some of their more magical moments. We hope you enjoy them.
Originally from the South Wales Valleys, she graduated from Bath Spa University in 1998. Louise now lives back in South Wales with the beautiful mountains and fantastic coastline on her door step, she is inspired by the changing colours, light and history of the landscape.
She now works part-time as a designer so that she can spend most of her time on her paintings.
Louise has recently had painting displayed and another short-listed for The Cork Street Open 2012.
Steven James Wilyeo
Is an abstract artist from South Wales. After studying Fine Art at Aberystwyth. He started painting contemporary abstract expressionist works.
"What is the purpose of being? To trudge our way through the grayscale of life? Or to taste the bitter and the sweet that life lays before us? For me it is the latter, whether I want it or not. My most recent work is autobiographical and reflects my journey of recovery from a serious physical and mental illness. My work is a representation of the experiences along the way and my emotional responses to these chapters in my life.
My other driving force is social commentary, particularly on the injustice, greed, and narcissistic consumerism in this present age. My series 'Death of Innocence' is about the loss of ones childhood to todays uber-stimulus of celebrity and adult exploitation. "
Lorraine Newman Howells
Lorraine began painting in the 1974 and exhibited around the UK and in Brittany at the Festival De Celtique with the Artichoke Gallery also at the Edinburgh Festival. In 1979 the Arts Council of Wales purchased one of her paintings titled 'Sunday Bloody Sunday' for its collection. She won first prize at the Rhondda Heritage Open Art Competition and had an exhibition at the same gallery later. Lorraine is self taught and influenced by Surrealism, Cubism, Picasso, Ernest and more recently Freud.
Her work is an emotional response to everyday life. Exhibited at Welsh Arts of the year One Man show Silures Gallery, Porthcawl and at the Open Art Competition at 'Y Galeri' Caerphilly.