Ceridwen Jane Gray

About Ceridwen Jane Gray

As a result of growing up during the 50's and 'flower power' 60's, my interest is in looking beyond the obvious restrictions, boundaries, and conditioning that informs society and shapes the human being today.

Whilst recognising that artifice is a survival tool and also one of power, I try to see past that to the true nature of myself, others and my surroundings, to find a balance between the two – delving into chaos, coming back to order – then settling somewhere in a dynamic middle! In this way, the essence is perceived, the intrinsic nature of phenomena, felt.

I seek to express this perception through a style of painting I call Organic Expressionism where my work is about possibilities and evolves rather than is preconceived.  Pictures are built up through layers of marks or glazing in order to express the depth and complexity that is inherently life today.

I think I would describe my work as abstract /imaginative.

 

Particular influences are Kandinsky, Rauschenberg, Frankenthaler, German Expressionism, Abstract Expressionism Symbolism, Sutherland, Piper and Quantum Physics!

 

My greatest influence was my mother who was an accomplished oil painter and the smell of paint and turps was always there!

This was  hotly followed by Kandinsky, whose colours and mark-making thrilled me.

 

I work in mixed water media – acrylic inks and paint, oil pastel, pastel, collage and gesso.

My style is abstract/ imaginative/intuitive.

I also love mixed media drawing which is playing a bigger part since being elected a member of the Society Of Graphic Fine Art.

 

I have exhibited in Cape Town, London, Tunbridge Wells and Battle and have works in private collections in Portugal, United States, South Africa and UK.

 

 
Exhibitions
  • 2017 

International Art Fair, Sevenoaks

Grierson Gallery, Sevenoaks

West End House Gallery, Smarden. Spring Exhibition

Country Life  Exh. , WING Gallery, Wadhurst  

  • 2016 

September Art Exhibition

Pilgrims Way exhibition, Lenham

SEOS

  • 2015

Bankside – with SGFA

Draw 15, SGFA

September Art Exhibition

RI, Mall Galleries, London

Pilgrims Way exhibition, Lenham

  • 2014

Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London

September Art Exhibition Wadhurst.

Draw 14, Menier Gallery, London (SGFA)

South East Open Studios

Soc. Of Women Artist (SWA) Mall Galleries, London

  • 2013

Affordable Art Fair. Battersea, London

DRAW 13, Menier Gallery, London (SGFA)

September Art Exhibition, Wadhurst, E.Sussex

OIL & WATER, Exhibition with Dani Humberstone SWA, at Saffron Gallery, Battle

'Paperworks', RK Burt Gallery, London

 Royal Institute Of Painters In Water Colours (RI), Mall Galleries, London

Society Of Women Artists, Mall Galleries, London

Ashdown Gallery, Forest Row

West End House Gallery, Smarden

  • 2012

Glasgow Art fair

AAF, Battersea, London

September Art Exhibition, Wadhurst

Society Of Graphic Fine Art (SGFA)

  • 2011  

Dark Horse Gallery, Mayfield

Battle Contemporary Fine Art Fair

SGFA 'Draw 11' Exhibition, London, Award winner

SEOS – South East Open Studios

  • 2010

Solo Exhibition, St Julians Club, Sevenoaks

Battle Contemporary Fine Art fair

SEOS

September Art exhibition

  • 2009

Cranbrook Art Show

  • 2008

September Art Exhibition

  • 2004 - 2005

Solo show, The Hogarth, Chiswick

  • 2003 

United Society Of Artists, London

  • 2001

South African Society of Artists, Cape Town

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