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In pictures: Welsh Artist of the Year

Hidden System by Cardiff Bay-based Tim Freeman

Hidden System by Cardiff Bay-based Tim Freeman is a "subversive take on the traditional landscape scene". He is influenced by the British romantic paintings of William Blake, Constable as well as '60s artist Robert Smithson.

Exhibit: Bird As External Organ by Fern Thomas from Swansea

Exhibit: Bird As External Organ by Fern Thomas from Swansea was inspired by the death of a bird outside a Venetian cafe. Her art explores ecological, environmental and sociological issues.

Nature Conforms by James Exton

Nature Conforms by James Exton from Pontypridd is a hand-carved wooden cube which was inspired by the 25-year-old artist's love of wood and nature. A landscape gardener by trade, Mr Exton's wooden sculptures adorn nature trails around the valleys.

Abstract System by Jason Davies

Abstract System by Jason Davies is a highly detailed pen and ink drawing which explores language as an abstract system. Previous works include painting his old Nissan Micra as a mobile piece of art.

Aur Du by Nicola Palterman

Aur Du by Nicola Palterman is a neck piece which is part of a collection of eight which she first showed at last year's National Eisteddfod.

Salt Field the Grower by Owen Griffiths

Salt Field the Grower by Swansea-based Owen Griffiths. A pencil drawing with salt crystals, it was inspired by a collection of Israeli and Palestinian postcards.

Disillusion by Corrie Chiswell

Disillusion by Corrie Chiswell is typical of her distinctive style. Influenced by the surrealists and Picasso, Balthus, Rivera and Escher, Ms Chiswell’s work usually features distorted figures and animals.




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