Title of Piece:
Glyn Collwn (2003)
GIBSON, Veronica
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Originally from St Albans, Veronica Gibson attended Hertfordshire College of Art and then Canterbury School of Art, where she studied with and was influenced by the Scots painter Tom Watt, himself taught by William Gillies. Veronica Gibson came to Wales in 1983, bringing a fresh approach to depicting its landscape. Primarily a painter in oils, she also uses watercolour and is an accomplished printmaker. She is often drawn to landscapes in which the natural world exists alongside the presence of human activity. When living in the former mining settlement of Bedlinog in the Taff Bargoed Valley she produced a large body of work relating to its post-industrial landscape. Her allotment paintings are associated with the period in 2000 immediately after she moved to Brecon. An art teacher in south Wales schools for many years up until 2005 she has also worked as a prop maker for Welsh National Opera. She has exhibited extensively including at Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery in 2001. This expressionist landscape depicts part of the Caerfanell valley beyond the Talybont Reservoir, Brecknockshire. The artist paints outdoors for up to two hours at a stretch producing spontaneous effects and expressing feelings through brush, palette knife and thick colour. Despite the identifiable location, her predominant concerns are aesthetic and formal.
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Y Senedd Bae Caerdydd
David Moore
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oil on canvas
50x59(U) 66x77(F)
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Veronica Gibson