Gwyn Ardyth Painting Nature’s Spirit
Gwyn Ardyths work illuminates the walls of the Blue Cedar Gallery, bursting with colours of summer and spring, beautiful, wistful calming and soothing colours.. whisper and entice the viewer to a magical tree spirit forest.
My work is about the spiritual and sacred nature of trees, woodlands, springs and streams.
I hope my paintings offer the viewer a glimpse into the mystical, quiet places in the woods and ancient forests, where the life force behind all things can be sensed; places filled with the sound and scent of dripping rain, reflecting pools, damp earth, creaking branches, shadows, and shifting sunlight filtering through the great veil.
A native Californian, I now live in the beautiful, mystical land of Somerset, England, where I find endless inspiration for my paintings and photographs.
‘The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing which stands in the way. … But to the eyes of the man of imagination, Nature is Imagination itself.’
– William Blake
Gwyn Ardyth (b. 1961 Riverside, California, USA), studied art in California, New York and England, achieving an HND in Fine Art at Weston College, Somerset, England (2003) and a BA(Hons) Degree in Drawing and Applied Art at the University of the West of England, Bristol (2006).
Selected group and solo exhibitions include:
‘BloodRelative’ at The Paintworks, Bristol (2007), Sherwell Centre, Plymouth University (2006); The Toll House Gallery, Clevedon (2005, 2004); The Bristol Guild, Bristol (2005); Open Studios, Barley Wood Walled Garden, Wrington, North Somerset (2005); ‘Into the Woods’ solo exhibition, Hans Price Gallery, Weston-super-Mare (2005); DRAW – Second Site, Hengrove Gallery, Bristol (2005), ‘Above and Below’, Hillview Artspace, Wedmore, Somerset (2004), ‘Allotted Space’, Create Centre, Bristol (2004), Firehouse Gallery, New York (1996); Nassau County Museum of Art, New York (1997), Laguna Beach Arts Festival, California (1977).
Gwyns work is priced from £65 – £325. The works are displayed on a variation of acrylic/gloss and oil on canvas.