WELCOME TO THE RNLI COASTAL & MARITIME EXHIBITION
Scroll down to view artwork below, which is catalogued in alphabetical order by the artist's first name.
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Embroidery / Brodwaith
Alison Holt is a UK contemporary textile artist with a Fine Art Embroidery BA Hons degree from Goldsmiths College, London, specialising in freehand machine embroidery. Alison creates embroidered pictures of landscapes, seascapes, flowers and garden scenes. This beautiful selection of works is all inspired by local coastal scenes using silk painting and free hand machine stitching. Alison uses a basic Bernina sewing machine and just 2 stitches; straight stitch and zigzag to achieve a remarkable effect and detail in her finished works.
It is clear to see Alison’s passion for her work and inspiration from the natural world exploring patterns, rhythms and textures. One feels a sense of calmness and serenity in each piece that transports the viewer to the scene through the combined threads and silk painting that evokes an emotional response reminiscent of holidays and coastal explorations.
Alison is based in Oswestry and is (normally) a regular visitor to the region. She has completed 5 books on her style of ‘thread-painting’ and has created an educational DVD called, ‘Creative Machine Embroidery’. Alison also offers a range of textile course, workshops, demonstrations and lectures in the UK and abroad.
Alison has exhibited widely in the UK, France, Australia and New Zealand. We are thrilled to be showcasing her work in the gallery for the first time during this exhibition.
Painting / Paentio
Ffion Gwyn is a local artist inspired by the local flora and fauna of North Wales. This collection was created during the late Summer and early Autumn lockdown during 2020. Ffion had the opportunity to explore the local beaches, including the remote areas surrounding the mouth of the river Dwyfor. She documented her journeys through photographs and sketches, and then created her paintings with oil paints and a pallet knife in the studio.
Ffion felt very lucky to have such an abundance of beauty close to her home. The birds became of particular interest to observe their daily routines; including their movements and habits, which encapsulate their beauty with an aim to capture their sense of freedom and coastal habitat. Ffion’s reflection on nature in her paintings are truly inspirational, giving one a refreshed enthusiasm to marvel at the wonderous creations in the natural landscape. These paintings feed the soul for both the artist and reader bringing a sense of peace, calm and hope.
The smaller sketches are a reminder of the child like inquisitiveness felt when witnessing the beauty of nature, which continues to inspire her in adult life. We also have the postcards available from the Children’s Welsh Alphabet series, which are available as individual postcards or as a set. We are happy to welcome Ffion back to the gallery as a returning artist.
Painting / Paentio
Harri Carmichael is a contemporary artist living and working in her home studio on Anglesey. Harri’s work is often influenced by the coastline and these paintings were inspired by views looking down from the coastal path on the headland by Porth Trecastell (also known as Cable Bay on Anglessey).
These works are all acrylic on canvas. The compositions give a real sense of standing on the edge with the tempting aqua blues set against the stone luring us into take a dip in the clear waters below with traces of lichen giving the sense of clean air. These paintings aren’t your typical Welsh landscape, but one is left with a sense of adventure and exploration ready to dig deeper into the surroundings and discover more.
With a HND in Jewellery and BA Hons in Fine Art, Harri’s multidisciplinary practice is diverse. Harri has been involved in the Ogwen Festival’s pop-up sculpture area for several years, creating site specific work. Her paintings were first included in the Cambrian Academy Open Exhibition when it was in Plas Mawr and she has since been exhibited in many open exhibitions including Mostyn, Theatr Clwyd and a solo exhibition in Oriel Mon. We are happy to welcome Harri back to the gallery as a returning artist.