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Toose Morton

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

Artist/Sculptor

My diverse practice 'the view from here' has life drawing and landscape at it's core. The two are inextricably linked.

My process began with an obsession with the ever changing view from my home - Hay Bluff. However, it developed and became the view from my head, I explore the past, present and future - using my visual language drawn from an internal dialogue. The memory is it's own master, and people places, emotions and responses, never fully disappear from view.

Experimentation with techniques and materials and a desire to learn drives me forward. I draw paint and make sculpture - making art is my way of navigating through time.

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Artwork for Toose Morton

Family, found metal

Under the Table, oil on canvas

Various sculpture, painting & drawings

drawing

Life drawing, work on paper

Life drawing, mixed collage on board

found metal sculpture

Quest, found metal sculpture

mixed media on board

The View From Here, mixed collage on board

charcoal  drawing

Harbour in Porthgain, charcoal on paper

Details

Location: 
Hay on Wye
For you what does being an artist mean?: 

Generations of brilliant minds and brave souls have accomplished so much - and fought so hard - for their place in the world's great art galleries and countless art books.

I am mindful of this and when the term 'artist' is applied to me I feel uncomfortable. I am lucky enough - at my stage of life - to be following a path I have always wanted to follow.

What being an artist means to me is simple, it means that I have the opportunity to let my thoughts take form and colour. Through this, I can enjoy the work of others and listen to their stories as I attempt to reveal my own.

CV & Education: 

My past as a televison production buyer allowed me to stray into set dressing and styling and occasional propmaking - and led me on to many projects including working with my old boss at BBC styling events when he used to design The Hay Festival.

In 2012 I began a Foundation Year in Art & Design at Swansea Met and was offered a place to do a degree in Fine Art which I reluctantly declined for personal reasons. I set out to rigorously pursue and develop my own art practice.

Practice & Activities: 
Art in the public rooms and sculpture in the kitchen garden.
Exhibitions: 

2016  March - Women's Festival Brecon, collage for group show, Andrew Lamont Gallery, Theatr Brycheiniog

Sept - h.Art Presteigne, 'Halcyon' found metal exterior sculptures for group show

2017  March - Women's Festival Brecon, collage for group show 'The Muse'

July - 2 pieces of found metal sculpture exhibited at Mid Wales Arts, Caeswys, Newtown, they remain there.

August - 3 life studies for group Summer exhibition, The Table Gallery, Hay on Wye

2018  November - Solo exhibition 'The View From Here' art & sculpture at The Drawing Room Gallery, Hay on Wye

 

 

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