Our October 2019 Guest Artist is Jane Whittle.
We are delighted to welcome Jane to the gallery to show her exquisite Landscapes. This month we are showing a retrospective of Jane’s layered, dyed and textured translucent paper pictures.
Jane Whittle came to live in the Dysynni Valley in 1989, after half a lifetime as a visitor and traveller. She settled and began to make a garden – a quiet space for family to get together, for friends and groups, and for her the intermittent solitude needed to work.
Through years of long-distance walking she had developed an intimate relationship with the Land and, since coming to Wales, with this particular place – its history, moods and seasons. This kind of connection, given sufficient solitary space and silence, can happen in a moment, or take years to develop.
Eventually she found a way of working by using layers of dyed and textured translucent paper to hint at layers of perception and discovery. She tries to make the work as enigmatic as that which provoked it, hopefully involving the view in a similar process.
She has exhibited since 2000 at venues around Wales including MOMA; Welsh Artist of the Year; The Albany Cardiff; Harlech Theatre; Bangor Museum; Plas Glyn y Weddw (where an exhibit was Highly Commended in 2003); The RCA & Cafe Croesor.
Her work, which also includes watercolours, drawings, prints, cards and books may be seen at her Barn Gallery at Ty’r Gawen. Her books and cards are on sale at ArtWorks in Aberdyfi.
Address: Ty’r Gawen, Llanegryn, Tywyn, Gwynedd, LL36 9UG
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