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I am a painter living in Hereford. My work usually expresses the inner imaginative worlds which co-exist with our external reality. My paintings can depict a person, a dream, a piece of music or a scientific theory. I love the power of line coupled with the emotional charge of colour, and also the perennial challenge of trying to explore the elusive concept of rhythm in paintings.
I was born and and bred in Cardiff, raised my family and worked there as a criminal solicitor for many years. I always wanted to break free from the day job, to follow my heart and paint full time. 2018 was my year and I recently retired and moved to beautiful Herefordshire.
I started painting when my children were young and began by painting watercolour flowers. Somebody said to me at the time that “nobody would want a picture of a flower” but that attitude changed when they sold out and I took part in exhibitions around Cardiff.
I started painting again in 2008, this time dabbling in oils. I’ve never looked back. My painting style has evolved over the years and my paintings now hang in homes all over the world.
Linda Devereux Benatar
As an abstract painter, Stella Hidden’s paintings are entirely dependent on the language of colour, rhythm and form. Originally trained in technical drawing, Stella studied perspective and form and spent the early part of her career working in a drawing office before turning to painting. There has been a long personal transition between depicting representational elements of landscape and the human figure, to one of employing pure abstraction where movement of suspended colour is of prime importance.
I experiment in a range of media especially paper collage and acrylics. My ideas come from daily life experiences – home and abroad, past and present – that move me. These grow as a need to search for a way to record the feelings into my work.
I am of Anglo/Polish descent and live in Herefordshire.
MavK HACS Social Media
MavK is a textile artist with special focus on dry needle felting and freestyle embroidery. She is self-taught and as such identifies as an “Outsider Artist”.
Her influences include Franz Marc, Hundertwasser, George Grosz and artists of the 1920s and ’30s “Russian Movement”.
MavK works organically with an eye on the process rather than the product. A piece might begin with an idea and progress organically, twisting and turning into something entirely different. Other pieces begin merely with a combination of colours and the art is allowed to develop by feel and intuition from there. MavK’s art is always multi-layered frequently including social commentary on wo/man’s relationship to wo/man and especially on humanity’s relationship to planet Earth.
I have been painting seriously since 2010 having retired from a long teaching career. I mainly work in watercolour though have tried oils and acrylic. I am fascinated by the translucency of colour that watercolour provides and the unpredictability of the effects that you can achieve by letting the medium do its magic on the page. I paint mainly landscapes and flowers and enjoy experimenting with colour and shape.