'inspired by the dragon's fire'
Abstract art from Mid-Wales
Acrylic on canvas board
I am a disabled and disability artist based in Llanfair Caereinion, Montgomeryshire, Mid-Wales. I have had no formal art training, but instead experiment with ideas and materials and take an instinctive approach. I am an abstract artist and enjoy working in acrylics, oils and watercolour, and also digital photography. I am developing my work in mixed media, using reclaimed and recycled materials. Much of my work explores disability issues. In the current political climate, disabled people are increasingly demonised, and I feel that it is important that disability artists are a voice for disabled people in these troubled times. I also often explore social and environmental issues. I use the artist name Ceridwen Powell to reflect my adopted Welshness, and am inspired by the colours and shapes of the beautiful Montgomeryshire landscape, and Celtic myths and legends.
I am also developing my 3D work in clay, wire and mixed media sculptures.
(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding - for Disability Arts Cymru Annual Exhibition
Dragon's Fire - my entry for the MOMA Machynlleth summer exhibition
Archive - Video of the 'Dissoci-Arted' exhibition at Gateway Education and Arts Centre, Shrewsbury, Dec 2015 - Jan 2016