was born in 1971 and grew up in Neath. He received 1st Class Honours in Fine Art in 2008 and has had many successful exhibitions throughout South Wales. This is his first large show in North Wales.
This body of work depicts the world backstage in a theatre in a South Wales town: The paintings are well-observed, atmospheric, and full of telling little details. Paul’s familiarity with and affection for this world is clear, this subject comes naturally to him and he captures the anticipation and nervousness. But of course there is more than this: These people inhabit an ambiguous, whispering place. They are waiting. Waiting in the shadows, waiting to enter the hot light where they will become someone else, in a world full of the noise and colour that is absent in this silent, backstage world.
was born in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales in 1969, Michael gained a First Class Honours in 1996 from Cheltenham College. His work can be found in many private and public collections including the Museum of Modern Art Wales. He has won a number of awards including professional recognition from the Arts Council Of Wales. “ My work is generally concerned with the human predicament, using the notion of a collective unconscious; a rhythm seen throughout human cultures via religion and mythology, referring to the psychologist assertion that myths, fairytales, folk-lore and religion all originate in a place deep within the unconscious, allowing human beings to make sense of the world where, at the time of conception, there is no clear logic or empirical evidence. I often use archetypes and established signifiers as a starting point, allowing the work to develop on its own terms. (Though I may also begin a painting or a drawing as a series of marks, with no definite planned outcome).