Wales is a land that is full of echoes.

I am a contemporary Welsh artist born and living near Abergavenny, Wales. My landscapes are exceptionally inspired by the Welsh landscape I grew up in and the nature surrounding me. I have a deeply rooted ancestral connection to this place, I am one of six generations who settled in this landscape.

The ancestral footsteps I retrace hold the remains of an industrial past which forms its landscape today. The existence of these paths fades and becomes impassable as nature takes over, but memories are rooted and preserved. These pathways connect culture, tradition, and place, and when I walk, I absorb the sensation of belonging to a place.

My work embraces the rich and dramatic landscapes that I explore. It is the sensation of the landscape I draw and paint, a way of expression. My drawings and paintings display an interwoven connection with human emotion and nature. Retracing memories inform my application of my work, building up a surface that mirrors and echoes my responses to nature.

My paintings are about remembering moments, the stories that echo the land and my rooted connection to a place. They re-enact the idea of what the landscape is and has always been. They are about the remembering of a ‘Place’.
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Qualifications
2023 Currently studying a Masters in Fine Art Falmouth University.
2012 PGCE Cert in Further Education.
2007-2011 BA (Hons) Fine Art Hereford College of Arts.
1999-2000 Foundation Diploma in Art & Design.
1992-1994 BTEC National Diploma in General Art & Design.

Publications Residences & Awards 
2024 The Plant & Folklore Collaboration Project.
2021 The World of Interiors Magazine, Conte Nast Publications, May Issue 2021.
2021 The World of Interiors Magazine, Conde Nast Publications, April Issue 2021.
2019 Creates Magazine, Winter Edition 2019.
2011 Artist Residency Award at The Sydney Nolan Trust, Presteigne Powys.
2011 The Harold Beaver Award, HCA.
2011 Hereford Journal, Royal Visit to Hereford College of Arts, March 2011.

Exhibitions, Galleries & Teaching Workshops
2024 Oriel Cric Gallery Crickhowell 25 May -14 July.
2024 Crickhowell Open Studios 25-27 May.
2023 Crickhowell Open Studios.
2021 Art Drop 21 Canfas Gallery.
2020 - Present - Online Gallery.
2013 Group Exhibition - Abstract Landscapes - Art360 Hereford.
2012 Group Exhibition - Clydach Gorge Landscapes - Brynmawr Arts & Craft Society.
2011 Degree Exhibition - Wales is no arcadia. It is a land that is full of echoes - Hereford College of Arts. 
2011 - Present - Saatchi Art online gallery.
2010 Solo Exhibition - Welsh landscape Paintings - Art360 Hereford.
2010 Undergraduate - Retraces -The Cider Museum, Hereford College of Arts.
2010 Hereford Art in the Woods, Painting Workshop.
2010 - 2014 Longtown Primary School, Arts Workshops & Arts Club Teacher.
2010 The Sydney Nolan Trust, Presteigne, Powys, Sculpture Workshop.
2009 Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre, Cwmbran, Textiles workshops.
2009 Progress Works Exhibition - Retracing a Journey - The Gallery at Stratford-Upon.
2009 Group exhibition - Clydach Gorge Landscapes - Brynmawr Arts & Craft Society.
2007 Group Exhibition - Portraits - Brynmawr Arts & Craft Society.

  •  21/05/2024 07:52 PM

As part of my master's in fine art, I've been working alongside my daughter, Simone Baugh, a professional illustrator. We've created a series of artist's cards that narrate the tale of the Elder Mother Tree, drawing inspiration from local legends. These cards will be unveiled at the Crickhowell Open Studios, held at St Edmund's Church from the 25th to the 27th of May, 2024, aligning with the forthcoming May bank holiday weekend. Furthermore, our creations will be showcased at the Oriel Cric Gallery as part of the Open Art Competition, which will take place from May 24th until July 14th. Our journey has centred on producing new art pieces and delving into the essence of our collective heritage, demonstrating the profound impact of collaboration.

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  •  01/04/2021 03:34 PM

Miniature paintings were featured in the World of Interiors magazine in 2021. I have a profound connection with Clydach Gorge Valley, where my family has resided for six generations. Pwll-du mountain rests the ruins of my ancestors, encircled by lofty ferns and mountain stones. Although the industrial village was razed in the 1960s, foxgloves continue to dot the landscape, evoking personal narratives and folklore associated with this place. Through my paintings, I convey my emotional bond with the landscapes I depict, capturing moments reflecting my deep connection to this land.

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  •  23/11/2019 08:20 PM

So pleased to be featured in the winter edition of Creates magazine 2019.

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