I am a painter living and working from The Last Gallery, Llangadog, Wales. After studying Art and Design at Bradford Art College lived and worked around the world, finally settling in Wales, opening a studio and gallery, thelastgallerywales.blogspot.co.uk.
Over the last 10 years I have been inspired by the landscape, geology and lichen of Wales and have built up a large portfolio of work. This coveres a wide range of media including installation, photography and film but my main media is painting. My paintings focus on the complex shapes, patterns and colours of the landscape. The results are vivid, abstract representations of the landscape full of colour and energy.
My work has been included in group and solo shows in the UK, Finland, India and USA and has been bought by local and international collectors.
I also work in adult education working with Oriel Myrddin, Carmarthen, local council education and as a community artist in the UK and Finland. I also undertake corporate and domestic commissions. I also recently won the Botanic Garden of Wales painting prize.
After a month long residency and exhibition in Finland in 2015 my challenges for 2016 are to attend art fairs in Manchester and London and to undertake a commssion to work with Dyfed Archeological Trust and Glyn Neath Gunpowder Works and possibly another Finnish residency if I can get away with it.
Julie Ann Sheridan
www.julieannsheridan.co.uk 01550 777933
0775 233 4198
17 Oriel Blodau
17 Henry Thomas Gallery, Carmarthen
17 The Last Gallery
16 Botanic Garden of Wales
16 The Last Gallery
15 Base Camp-Young Curators – exhibiting artist
15 Artist in Residence – Propeller Gallery, Finland
14 The Last Gallery
13 Artist in Residence, Lluest Horse and Pony Trust, Llandeusant
13 Off the Wall Gallery, Cardiff
12 The Last Gallery, Llangadog
11 Oriel Myrddin Carmarthen, back wall exhibition
11 The Last Gallery, Llangadog
10 Oriel Myrddin, Carmarthen, short film
10 The Last Gallery, Corrugated Landscapes
09 The Last Gallery, Llangadog Miniatures
08 Kerkar Gallery, India
08 The Last Gallery, Llangadog – Kindle Open
08 The Last Gallery, Llangadog – Installation Shorts
07 The Last Gallery, Llangadog – Installation Shorts
06 Huddersfield Open Studios
05 Huddersfield Open Studios
05 Kerkar Gallery, Goa, India
04 Kerkar Gallery, Goa, India
04 Espace Accueil Crous, Toulouse, France
03 Shoreditch Gallery, Hoxton, London
03 The Tricycle Gallery, London
02 The Tricycle Gallery, London
02 West Lancs Open, Lancashire
02 Stoke Newington Open, London
01 The Tricycle Gallery, London
01 Alternative Arts, London
00 The Tricycle Gallery, London
00 Lauderdale House, London
00 Haringey Open, London
00 West Lancs Open, Lancashire
00 Lauderdale House, London
98 Turret Gallery, Hebden Bridge
95 Vermont Gallery, New York
95 Green Barn, New York
94 Paperchase, London
07-17 The Last Gallery, Llangadog – Curator
Contemporary art gallery opened in August 2007.
07-17 Carmarthen Community Education – Annual exhibitions
99-03 The Tricycle Theatre, Cinema and Gallery, London –
Artist in Residence
Responsible for education programme and Young Artists Group.
Curated groups and solo shows of other artists and own work.
96-99 Photography Curator – Lauderdale House, London
Curated groups and solo shows of photographers work.
15 Artist – Botanic Gardens – Watercolour challenge – working with
adults and children at The Royal Welsh show.
13-17 Art Tutor – Oriel Myrddin, Carmarthen
Running Young Artists Group and other classes for both adults and children
06-17 Art Tutor – Carmarthen Community Education Centre
Watercolour, Acrylic, Oils, Life Drawing, Portraiture, Digital Photography
13-14 Art Tutor – WEA Wales
Working with students with Stroke.
2013 Artist in Residence
Lluest Horse and Pony Trust. Artistic advisor for funding application and artist
responsible production of a woodland walk with benches
06-11 Digital Photography Tutor – Llangadog Post Office and Colleg Elidir
working with special needs adults and the local community
in-house and outreach.
93-11 Freelance Artist and Arts Educator – UK, USA, India
For local councils, schools, libraries, refugee centres, special needs schools and arts centres.
99-03 Artist in Residence, The Tricycle Theatre, Cinema and Gallery, London.
Production and exhibition of own work as well as programming and facilitating the arts education programme both in-house and out-reach. Curating the gallery. Working with film-makers, actors and artists as well as the general public. Responsible for education programme and forming Young Artists Group.
05 Sure Start – Arts Provider –Huddersfield
Training single unemployed parents with new art skills to enable them
to start their own businesses
05-06 Life Drawing Tutor – Radiant Works, Huddersfield
96-99 Life Drawing and Painting Tutor – Lauderdale House, London
08 PGCE 1st term Coleg Sir Gar
98 M.A Museum and Gallery Management City University, London
95 PGDIP Visual Theory East London University
93 B.A Art and Design Bradford Art College
Prizes and Awards
15 Winner of The Regency Project Watercolour Competition
The Botanic Gardens, Wales
01 Apthorp Prize, London
05 Levels – Book of poetry and short stories