Our April Guest Artist is Jean Napier arps
Jean specialises in creative landscape photography and the magnificent scenery of the Snowdonia National Park where she lives is the main inspiration for her work. Man’s influences on the landscape are a recurring theme in her exhibitions, images and books.
She enjoys exploring the Welsh landscape and the camera helps her to select elements that embody the experience of being ‘in the ‘place’. Her primary motivation as a photographer is to promote appreciation of the versatility and creativity of photography as an art form – photography can be more than just a method of ‘recording’ moments.
She also believes passionately in ‘art-for-all’, giving everyone who wishes to, the opportunity of seeing their work displayed in a public space and she runs art projects and workshops with people of all ages and abilities throughout the UK.
Jean is an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society and holds an MA Distinction in Photographic Studies.
Jean is best known for her photographic three books on the rivers of Wales: “A Tale of Two Rivers – Mawdach & Dyfi”; “Snowdonia River Tales – Glaslyn & Dwyryd” and “The River Conwy – Source to Sea” and her many exhibitions; her latest book is “Rhinogydd-Ancient Routes and Old Roads” which documents this magnificent mountainous area of North Wales looking at the relics left by man through the ages.
Please visit her website for a selection of her images.