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How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

After spending over thirty years in education, I traded life as a headteacher to fulfil a lifelong ambition to paint, full-time for a living.
I currently live in Nelson, near Caerphilly and also work from my cottage studio in Mumbles. Feeling fortunate to combine life in the Welsh Valleys with time spent on the coast for much of the year, I never cease to be amazed and inspired by the beautiful coastline and mountains of my surroundings.
My work often depicts the power and vitality of the ocean and the beautiful scenery and heritage of Wales. I love watching the sea whipped into a wind blown frenzy and listen to the waves crash in a ferocity of noise and power. I strive to paint that noise, to communicate the drama of the terrifying and unstoppable power of sweeping, grabbing water as it cascades inland with pounding fury.
Using mainly oil or acrylic paint, my expressive style is created with the generous application of paint using a palette knife, often finished with more detailed brushwork application. Textural contrast creates atmosphere and mood, as well as the impression of movement in many of the paintings.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

Colin John Davies ( CJ Davies Fine Art) - Self taught, full-time professional artist.

Your practice & activities include e.g workshops, teaching: 

I am fortunate to have a number of galleries showing my work on a permanent basis. I lead monthly art tutorial classes and regularly exhibit in shared and solo exhibitions across the country. I use both the Internet and Instagram to promote my work and regularly work to commission.

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

May 2019 : The Cwtch Crafting Studio,The Courtyard, Crickhowell – Cric Open Studios Exhibition
August 2019 : Grey Dog Gallery, Mumbles – Summer Group Exhibition
August 2019 – July 2020: Tides Fine Art Gallery, Mumbles
November 2019:The Corner House Gallery, Amanford – guest artist exhibition
December 2020: Life:Full Colour Gallery, Caernarfon – ‘Passing The Lantern , Open Show’
February 2021: Creates Fine Art, Monmouth (2020)Creates Gallery, Monmouth – Emerging Artist Exhibition Finalist
February 2021: Queen Street Gallery, Neath – Open Show 2021 (Highly Commended Award)
May 2021: Broadway Arts Festival - Exhibition Finalist
July 2021: Life:Full Colour Gallery, Caernarfon – ‘Colour Fest’ Open Show
July 2021:The Secret Gallery, Newent – Summer Exhibition (Highly Commended Award)
September 2021: Oriel Bleddfa, Knighton - H.Art group exhibition ( Hereford Art Week)
October 2021: Oriel Bleddfa, Knighton – ‘Out of the Blue’ - Solo exhibition
December 2021:The Makers’ Gallery, Crickhowell – ‘Winter Waves’ – Solo exhibition
December 2021: Life:Full Colour Gallery, Caernarfon – Open Show
January 2022: Life: Full Colour Gallery, Caernarfon – Collective Show
January 2022: Queen Street Gallery, Neath – Open Exhibition ,2022
March 2022 : Grange Court Annexe Gallery - Solo Exhibition
April 2022: Oil and Oak Gallery - ' Seas of Solitude' shared exhibition
May 2022: Art Unlimited Gallery, Bridport - ‘All at Sea’ – solo exhibition
September 2022: hArt -Shared exhibition at Grange Court, Leomister
September 2022: Queen Street Gallery, Neath – ‘Out of the Blue’ – solo exhibition
October 2022:Art Unlimited Gallery, Bridport - Open Show
November 2022: Cynon Valley Museum and Gallery - 'Out of the Blue' - solo exhibition
January 2022: Studio 19 , Queen Street Gallery, Neath - 'Seascapes' - gallery artists joint show
March 2022: Studio 19, Queen Street Gallery, Neath - Open Show

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

Currently represented by the following:

Bluestone Gallery, Hay on Wye
The Makers Gallery, Abergavenny,
Oxenham Gallery, Leominster
Art Unlimited Gallery , Bridport, Dorset
The Oyster Gallery, Mumbles,
Queen Street Gallery, Neath

Online : www.cjdaviesart.com

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