Featured Artist

SCAN member Gwyn Ardyth is this month’s featured artist.  Originally from California, Gwyn has lived in Somerset for the last 14 years, and in that time did her foundation studies in Fine Art at Weston College and earned a BA(Hons) in Drawing and Applied Art at University of West of England, Bristol.

Gwyn describes her work:  “My paintings explore the visible and invisible realms of the woodland landscape.

“Using oil, acrylic and gloss paints, I try to convey a sense of the mystical and wild elements of these special natural spaces.

“I’ve always been fascinated by maps and aerial views of the landscape, so many of my paintings can be interpreted as both grounded and bird’s eye views of  forests and waterways.

“The woods are filled with the sound and scent of dripping rain, reflecting pools, damp earth, creaking branches, shadows, and shifting sunlight filtering through the great veil.  These layers, plus more mysterious and indefinable qualities, are what inspire and inform my work.

‘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