'Travelling song' by Diana Baur
Where are you from originally, and where are you now?
I am originally from London and have lived in Wales for the last 20 years.
How did you get started as an artist?
Took a two year Textile Printing and Dyeing and am currently entering the final year of a B.A.(Hons) Fine Art Degree at NEWI in Wrexham.
What medium/media do you work in?
How would you describe your work?
Abstract expressionist and sometimes minimal.
What are your influences and inspirations? Do you draw inspiration from your local area?
I am influenced by abstract expressionist artists, Prunella Clough, Patrick Heron, Alberto Burri. I am inspired by the Welsh landscape and some of my works are related to aspects of it, especially water.
Where has your work been shown?
Wrexham Open; Heritage Centre Oswestry; Inside Out Llanarmon DC 2008; Berwyn Festival; BVA Open Studios; Pandy Mill Gallery.
What are your views on the current scene nationally and locally?
I am excited by the resurgence of abstract art and interested in artists attempts to express the spiritual or "other" dimension.
Locally there are some wonderful artists around who need to be given opportunities to meet and discuss their work.
I would like to see the local councils helping this kind of work, and enabling the public to gain easier access to artists and their work.
Anything else we should know?
I organised the highly successful Inside Out art exhibition that was held in Llanarmon DC, (see website) and am looking forward to planning similar events.