Bron studied art at school but decided that she needed to save the world after spending a week on Skokholm Island and seeing Life on Earth by Sir David Attenborough, and instead of going to Art College as originally planned, studied Environmental Science at Aberystwyth University. After working for nature conservation trusts for four years, Bron became a primary school teacher, where her love of the natural world and art was built into her classroom whenever she could, and she could inspire the next generation to save the world with her!
After 29 years in the profession, Bron retired and has been enjoying working alongside established artists, such as Emma Burnett, Michael Cruickshank, Carole Baker, Wendy Powell-Jones, Magdalena Morey and Helen Elliot, to rediscover her own creativity, and develop her skills and techniques.
It is the colours, patterns and textures of the environment that inspire Bron: from walking local mountains, forests, coasts, and even under the waves where she enjoys scuba diving. This passion for the natural world is reflected in the use of bold, vibrant acrylic pigments, and multi-media in her paintings. “Sometimes you want to see an image that reminds you of a place or a moment, but at others, all you need is a combination of colours, a pattern, or a particular swipe of the palette knife, to transport you there and make you smile.” More recently, Bron has begun to use gold leaf and Powertex in her paintings to give another dimension and the depth of texture that evokes the ruggedness of places such as the Pembrokeshire coast, the Preseli mountains and the beautiful Brecon Beacons.
Bron has exhibited at two Contemporary Art Fairs in 2018: in Reading and Windsor, and will be exhibiting again in 2019.
Using natural calico and water-based pigments, Bron’s lamp shades are designed to add that special focal point: a splash of colour; a quirky, abstract pattern, or a way to bring the wonderful outside world into your home. Each piece is unique due to the way that fabric absorbs pigments, and these can be made to fit any colour scheme and in a wide range of shapes and sizes. A bespoke lampshade means customers can have input into the design process so that it is what they really want; it can be created in the colour way that will enhance their rooms and be that perfect, unique, finishing touch.
“The natural world never fails to make me smile and lighten my heart, and I hope that my art, be it a painting or a lamp shade, will do the same for you.”
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