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Gretchen Ind

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Oncoming Storm

The Old Snug

Deep Valley

When the Leaves Fall

Darkness before Dawn

Shropshire Hills


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

I have always felt that creativity is a very important part of my life. To capture the beauty or the sadness of the world are equally important to me.
I feel extremely fortunate to live where I do, on the Welsh borders, where I am able to encompass the wonderful landscape we still have here.
Painting portraits are as important to me; to try to capture a person's inner being means so much more more than portraying their outer image.
As a painter of Still Life I try to look at images in a different way; angles and shadows are very interesting.
I try very hard to paint what I see and not what I know.

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

Apart from the beauty in art, and the fact that artists throughout the centuries have attempted to reproduce the time in which they live (does art represent life etc) I feel that art, in all its forms; whether painting, writing, dancing, acting or music, enables us all to explore the beauty in our life, without which we would be the poorer.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

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

I have paintings in several galleries: Knighton, Leominster, Ludlow, Hay-on -Wye as well as exhibitions in Hampshire, the Peak District and London.
I regularly teach art classes.

CV & Education, relevant & leading to your artistic practice: 

I am self-taught.

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

Marches Makers', Kington
School House Winter Exhibiton, Knighton

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

Knighton Fine Art
Tower House Gallery
Oxenham Art
Bluestone Gallery

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