Artist Detailed Resume

B.A. (hons.) Fine Art / Textiles (London), A.T.C. (Sussex)

Ty’n Lôn Studio, Anglesey.
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1976 - 1977 - University of Sussex (Brighton): Art Teacher’s Certificate.
1973 - 1976 - University of London, Goldsmith’s College, School of Art: B.A. (hons.) 2:1
1972 - 1973 - Maidstone College of Art: Foundation course.

Recent activities:

2018 - Awarded Highly Commended for both a drawing and a painting in the AAAC Exhibition at Oriel Mon, Llangefni, Anglesey (January)

2017 - Tutor for series of Drawing Technique Workshops at Oriel Mon, Anglesey (September)     

2017 - BBC interview and filming in my Studio - featured on news programme.                 

2017 - Awarded Originality Prize at DAS Summer Exhibition.                                 

2017 - Awarded Highly Commended in both Storiel (Bangor) and AAG (Conwy) Exhibitions.       

2017 - Elected Chair of The Anglesey Art Group (March)

2017 - Organiser and lead Artist for a group exhibition of ‘8 Anglesey Artists’ at Theatr Clwyd, Mold, Flintshire in January/ February.

2016 - Illustrated talk on inspiration and the development of my work using Sketches and Photography to The Menai Association, Plas Newydd (September)
2016 - Invited to judge the Straits Art Group Exhibition, Anglesey (August)
2016 - Invited to open the Eglwysbach Local Art Exhibition and give a talk, Conwy (August)
2016 - Painting / Drawing tutor at Plas Tan y Bwlch for WI Groups (3 days in May)
2016 - Watercolour and mixed media workshop for Denbighshire Art Society (May)
2016 - Participated in Anglesey Open Studios - with Sketching Walks (March / April)
2016 - Painting techniques / mixed media workshop - Upper Colwyn Bay Art Group (January)
2016 - Illustrated talk on my Textile Artwork to Anglesey Art Group meeting (January)

Previous Selected Achievements:
2015 / 2016 - Artist co-ordinator for Chapel textile project at the University of Chester.
2015 - Invited exhibitor at Chester Arts Fair 2015.
2015 - Winner of Rosebowl for ‘Best in Show’ (Anglesey Art Group Summer Exhibition)
2015 - Winner of Abstract Painting Prize (DAS Summer Exhibition)
2015 - Winner of Maurice Greenwood RCA. Drawing Prize.

2014 - Organiser / curator of a Group exhibition in Canolfan Beaumaris (September)
2014 - Solo Exhibition at Plas Newydd (July)
2014 - Winner of Maurice Greenwood RCA. Drawing Prize.
2014 - Solo Exhibition at Canolfan Beaumaris (April / May)

2013 - Completed a set of 17 digital images based on original paintings for Maranatha.
2013 - Solo ‘Retrospective’ Exhibition of Paintings with Stitching Techniques at Plas Newydd, Llanfair P G, Anglesey (October / November)
2013 - Solo exhibition of paintings in Waitrose, Menai Bridge, Anglesey (September/October)
2013 - Runner up for Maurice Greenwood RCA. Drawing Prize.
2013 - Collated and published a book - ‘Exploring Romanesque Architecture in Catalonia’ written by her late father, Peter Garwood B.Sc. ISBN 978-1-907163-43-2

2012 - Painted Snowdonia Panorama for Malltraeth Cob Project (on permanent display there)
2012 - A Tutor for Coleg Harlech, running adult Art courses in Anglesey and Gwynedd.
2012 - Invited to exhibit 4 paintings in an exhibition in the Strand Gallery, London (May / June)
2011 - Awarded the public vote prize in the ‘Run with the Fire exhibition’ Ucheldre, Holyhead.
2011 - Moved Studio from The Old Bank Gallery, Llandudno to Anglesey.
2011 - Solo Exhibition at Theatr Clwyd, Mold, Flintshire (June /July)
2011 - Maranatha book launch / signing in Llandudno (30th Jan.) and Manchester (13th May)
2010 - Painted originals for cover design and illustrations in a book - ‘From Darkness into Light’ by Dennis Wrigley. ISBN 978-0-9565717-1-7   
2010 - Solo Exhibition in Canolfan Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd (July / August)

2009 - My work was reviewed and illustrated by The BBC Northwest Arts section.
2008 - (Nov.) Moved my Art Gallery / Studio to larger premises in the Tabernacle Chapel schoolroom in Upper Mostyn Street, Llandudno, Conwy.
2008 - (Aug.) Awarded Rosebowl for best painting in The Denbighshire Art Society Exhibition.
2008 - (Jan.) Launched my paintings / designs on an exclusive new range of printed giftware.
2005 - Moved own Art Gallery and Studio from Wern Mill, Nannerch to Rhos-on-Sea, Conwy.

Selected Artwork Purchased for Public Collections: 

A commission for my image: ‘The Well of the Spirit’ to be made into a banner for conferences, (e.g. Greenbelt) by Roots Magazine.

Minchinhampton Baptist Church: Large work: A large print of ‘Easter Morning’.

For the new Chapel at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kings Lynn: A large print of ‘Open Hands’ together with a licence to use the image as their logo on stationary.

Capital Bank, Chester: 4 pieces of work commissioned for a Directors Suite.

Aaron & Partners Solictors, Chester: Company logo design & 2 large panels.

Grosvenor Museum Contemporary Collection, Chester: ‘The Old Dee Bridge’. 

Goldsmith’s College, University of London: 3 - D textile panel.

University of Chichester Gallery Collection: ‘Geraniums’ (textile panel)

Charity Commissions:

June 2012 : Commissioned by Malltraeth Ymlaen to paint the Snowdonia Mountain Landscape for the new local ‘COB’ Project information display adjacent to Telfords Tidal Doors Monument.

Commissioned by the Happy Faces Charity in North Wales to Design and paint a mural for two complete rooms (including ceilings) for a family in Holyhead, Anglesey.

Variety Club of Great Britain - To design and make the Guernsey entrant’s dress at the Miss World Contest, which was held in London.

Artwork published in 5 books and 12  articles in various art & craft magazines; 

TEXTILE CRAFTS by Constance Howard. (Pitman Publishing)

PRINTING AND EMBROIDERY by Mary Newland & Carol Walklin. (Batsford Publishing)               

FROM DARKNESS INTO LIGHT by Dennis Wrigley (Maranatha)                             

THOUGHTS, PRAYERS AND MEDITATIONS - Cover Illustrations on 16 booklets by Dennis Wrigley (Maranatha Community)

MAGAZINES: Embroidery; Craft; Art of England; North Wales Living; Coast and Country; IN 2009 - Covers of Roots issue 41, May/June.

Natur Cymru Rhif 31/Haf 2009.

A Professional, award - winning Artist and Tutor, Christine’s work has been widely exhibited and published. She has had many solo exhibitions and frequently takes part in numerous group exhibitions, particularly across North Wales where she has lived for over 35 years.             

Her Artwork features in public and private collections in the UK and abroad.  She regularly gives tuition, talks and demonstrations, mainly to Art Groups in North Wales and Cheshire. These include Drawing Techniques, Painting in Watercolour, Oils and Acrylics, Oil Pastels, Pen & Ink, Mixed Media and Textiles.
Keen to promote the Arts in North Wales, she has participated in many Helfa Gelf and AAF Open Studio’s initiatives and currently serves as Chair of the Anglesey Art Group; is on the Anglesey Association of Art Clubs committee and is Vice - Chair of the Anglesey Arts Forum.                     She is a member of The Denbighshire Art Society, Colwyn Bay; A Professional member of the Society for all Artists; A member of 'Commission for Mission' Artists, based in London and Malltraeth Ymlaen, a local community group.

Christine has been learning Welsh for 2 years on the Bangor University CWRS WLPAN. 

Private Commissions are welcome and her Studio is open by appointment.

(c) C.Garwood 2018