Artwork for Amanda Attfield
Ice Blue (Bioresin dish)
Autumn Sunset, Hegdon Hill, Herefordshire
Snowdrops on a Bank (Pencombe, Herefordshire)
Lake in Snow near New House Farm (Pencombe, Herefordshire)
My work reflects themes from the environment around me whether geographic, natural, evolutionary, psychological, emotional, or social. I am inspired to create are works by certain topics or themes, for example I recently collaborated with a fellow artist to make a short film about the impact of the pandemic on female creatives during lockdown. Much of my work reflects the beauty and fragility of the landscape, and issues with the anthropocene era - humanity's negative impact on the planet (e.g. plastic pollution, climate change). I am interested in the concept that nothing lasts, nothing is finished, nothing is perfect.
I hope my work connects with people, that it underlines the need to respect and look after the world we live in (both people and planet).
I practice in mixed media, selecting a medium depending on the subject or theme.
I work in a variety of media in both 2D and 3D. I use acrylics, oils, bioresin, fabrics, yarn, and clay (mostly air dry clay as I don't have a kiln). Sometimes I combine these and other materials (e.g. metal/wood) to make a piece.
Diploma in Art and Design (Distinction) Hereford College of Arts 2019. HCA Art and Design Progress Award 2019. Participating artist and poet for the “Wildflower Meadows” collaborative project, exhibition & book (Herefordshire Wildlife Trust and Apple Store Gallery) 2019-20. Created "Turn Up the Volume", a short film in collaboration with Helen Loy involving 14 other artists, for "In the Frame" - an International Women's Day 2021 on-line exhibition; also shown at the Borderlines Film Festival. Member of Framework Herefordshire. Member of The Ford Collective. Currently working on "The Unity of Small Things", a collaborative textile piece for the Grayson Perry Tapestry Exhibition coming to the Hereford Art Gallery & Museum Oct-Dec 2021. Participating artist annually in “Postcards from Life”, in aid of St Michael's Hospice. Exhibited work during 2020 at the Made in the Marches Gallery, Kington and the Apple Store Gallery, Hereford. Work available for sale via Tobias James Art and Framing, Hereford. Poetry published in various small presses and anthologies including Scintilla, Navis, The Rialto. Long listed for the National Poetry Competition 2017. Published novel “Living with Julia”. b. 1959. BA Hons Russian, University of London (SSEES) 1982. Former Director of Human Resources & Organisational Development, in public, private, independent and voluntary sectors.
"In the Frame", on-line exhibition in aid of Refuge, for International Women's Day. 2021
"Ice Age", Hereford Art Galley & Museum. 2020
h-Art 2020 on line.
"Into the Meadows", Apple Store Gallery, Hereford. 2020
"Spice", Made in the Marches Gallery, Kington. 2020.
"Framework Herefordshire", Apple Store Gallery, Hereford. 2020
The Apple Store Gallery, Hereford
Tobias James, Art & Framing, Hereford
Made in the Marches Gallery, Kington