Wrexham artist Angela Davies is happy for you to judge books by her covers! She came to the art form finding paper a versatile medium.
Wrexham artist Angela often works with paper
Where are you from originally, and where are you now?
I'm originally from Wrexham, and after a period of travel, I moved back to the area.
How did you get started as an artist?
My passion for art stemmed from a very young age, so it has been, and still is an on-going journey.
What medium/media do you work in?
Paper is a very versatile material and I love how you can sculpt, layer and stitch with it. I often work with paper in conjunction with fabric, stitch and found materials.
How would you describe your work?
I use old and discarded items and utilise them to create new art from old. I use materials quite sensitively and my colour range is very subtle, often reflecting the nature of the materials that I collect.
What are your influences and inspirations? Do you draw inspiration from your local area?
My inspiration is fuelled by a passion to explore the environment around us, looking for the fleeting ephemeral traces of our footprints in society. I am particularly interested in using photography as a starting point to develop my work and often use architecture and old fishing boats to create narrative for my art work.
Where has your work been shown?
As a book artist, my work has been shown in book fairs around the UK. Paintings, prints and textile art has been exhibited in London, Greece, Manchester, Wrexham, Shropshire, Powys. Most recently, I have had a solo show in Oswestry.