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Drew Guest

I was born in South Wales in 1978 and I am currently living in Rosemarket in Pembrokeshire, West Wales.

I started my artistic training whilst at school, studying for a GCSE in Photography Art. When I moved to the north east of England I returned to college as a mature student and studied AS Levels in both Fine Art and Textiles. I then went on to complete and achieve a Distinction in an Art and Design Foundation course. This led me on to study for a Diploma in Higher Education in Textiles & Surface Design at Cleveland College of Art and Design. To complement my practical studies I undertook at the same time an honours degree with the Open University studying Art History specialising in Modern Art Theory and Renaissance Art & Architecture. I have also taught Art and Textiles part time in several comprehensive schools in the North East of England. I currently co-run my village's weekly children's art and craft club.

My art can be seen in various galleries throughout the area which include: Waterfront Gallery in Milford Haven, The Narberth Gallery in Narberth, King Street Gallery in Carmarthen and The Blue Ball Restaurant in Tenby.

Exhibitions to date include: The Mayor of Darlington's annual ball, the Myles Meehan Gallery, the Town Hall Gallery, The Dolphin Centre, the Mayor's Chamber, all in Darlington, County Durham, England and The Small Gallery, Carmarthen.

Much of my art is spontaneous, gestural, concerned with bold mark making and exploring the different properties of each medium. I don't have any specific ideas or concept in mind when I start a lot of my work, but after the first mark has been made I seem to know where to go, bringing my moods, memories and recent experiences to bear upon my work.

Almost all of my art is contemporary and abstract thus allowing each spectator to see in it what they themselves want. I also make my own range of gift cards.


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