artsweek ’19rev9 2A work of miniature masterpieces from community members. All pieces are no bigger than A6. This is also the launch of Arts in the Tawe Valley’s Annual Art Week Private View 7-10pm Friday 7th June 2019. All welcome.
A close relationship with the Gower coast has provoked an on-going series of work, most recently paintings have been inspired by the poetry of Vernon Watkins, the Welsh metaphysical poet who also lived on the coast of Gower. The concept of space, both actual and pictorial, implications of time and space, movement through shifting tidelines, weather and light materialise in these paintings.
Private View 7-10pm Friday 29th March 2019
Exhibition runs from 27th April – 18th June
Oriel Lliw Gallery, Pontardawe Art Centre, Pontardawe, SA8 4ED
Private View: Friday 27th April 7pm – 10pm. ‘Four Seasons’ – Is an installation of paintings inspired by the seasons in South Wales. Amanda Loves the natural beauty here in Wales and has painted a selection of new paintings to celebrate this. Her inspiration comes from local places she visits. This exhibition showcases not only the work of Amanda Dagg but also includes selected works from Arts in the Tawe Valley members in the shop area. The exhibition runs until the 18th June
“When I paint I feel my heart opens with a love of life. I’m deeply inspired by nature and I’m passionately driven in developing uplifting paintings that are enriched with a positive and energetic vibe. Every morning I awake full of gratitude to be able to follow my heart and paint and can’t ever imagine my life without painting.
My inspiration comes from my childhood, nature, flowers, bird watching, long walks, the changing seasons, exploring forests, gazing at the stars, climbing mountains, meditating, swimming in the sea and lazy days in wild meadows. I have an ever-evolving gallery of paintings from welsh landscapes, wildflowers, forests, butterflies, nature and the sea.
Paintings are created with love, using a variety of mixed media, acrylics, oils, inks and textural pastes. I adore creating tactile paintings which are begging to be touched. It’s a delight working on a blank canvas seeing my painting emerge from the raw to the organic state. I’m a prolific painter and over the 10 years I’ve sold over 3000 paintings; online, at art exhibitions and art galleries to collectors in the UK, USA, Australia, Canada, Cyprus, Rome, Greece, Malaysia, Spain Malta and Ireland. These hang in private homes, nightclubs, churches and restaurants. One of my clients is a premier league football player.”
Exhibition runs until 18th June
photos by Sandeha Lynch