Approved: 12.11.2021

Miriam Sheppard

Artist

Approved: 12.11.2021

My creative practice to this point has been creating atmospheric paintings, developed through careful observation and exploration of the subject matter. Working with a restricted palette much consideration is given to developing tone and enhancing mood. 

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Artist Statement

My creative practice to this point has been creating atmospheric paintings, developed through careful observation and exploration of the subject matter. Working with a restricted palette much consideration is given to developing tone and enhancing mood. 

I avoid being too dogmatic when attributing meaning to my work, instead leaving it up to the viewer to interpret it themselves. However, people’s reactions are often interesting to me – for me no matter how dark the subject it is the light that is my focus, even if it is only a glimmer.

The physical act of creating (painting, drawing) is important to me and I hope that the viewer feels something of the sense of calm that I feel when creating the work, giving them an opportunity to escape the noise of the everyday. 

Alongside my more commercial painting practice I am currently taking steps to explore an additional strand of my creative practice and am currently working on a project to create immersive installations; artworks to be experienced rather than passively viewed.

CV & Education

Self-Taught Artist

Member of the RWA Artist Network.

 

2021 Exhibitions

In pursuit of Spring, Black Swan Arts, Frome

Wells Art Contemporary, Wells Cathedral Wells 

Sarah Sclater, Art at Home

Somerset Re-acquainted SOLACE, Musgrove Hospital, Taunton

2020 Exhibitions

Fifty Bees, Black Swan Arts, Frome

Winter, Heritage Courtyard Studios, Wells

2019 Exhibitions

To the Fore, Frome

Bath Society of Artists 114th Annual Exhibition, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath

Re-Formation, Bishops Palace, Wells

‘Head in the Clouds’ Somerset Art Weeks Festival

Sarah Sclater, Art at Home

2018 Exhibitions

Bath Society of Artists 113th Annual Exhibition, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath

Works on Paper, Arundel Contemporary, Arundel (Gallery Artists)

Somerset Open Studios

Sarah Sclater, Art at Home

Chill, Heritage Courtyard Studios, Wells

2017 Exhibitions

Bath Society of Artists 112th Annual Exhibition, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath

Interpretations of Landscape, Arundel Contemporary, Arundel (Gallery Artists)

Night and Day, 44AD, Bath

Winter, Heritage Courtyard Studios, Wells

2016 Exhibitions

Bath Society of Artists 111th Annual Exhibition, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath

“Stop & Stare” Round Tower Black Swan Arts, Frome

Of Earth and Sky, ACE Arts, Somerton

“Stop & Stare” First View Gallery, Stourhead

RWA (Royal Academy West of England) 164th Annual Open Exhibition, Bristol

Black Swan Arts Open 2016