Tony Meadows working in Painted and Lifecast based Sculpture

I am a sculptor working on pieces - derived from lifecasts and incorporating natural forms either by three dimensional carving or painted or both!

My work represents a complete change in direction from my previous art which was quite small scale and i relish the challenges and new opportunities it presents.

Formerly my work was as a painter (oil and watercolour), etcher, wood engraver and illustrator. I was an Associate Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers. Member of Hilliard Society, and member of Artists and Designers in Wales (AADW).

In the 1980s I exhibited at The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours, Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers, Society of Wood Engravers.

Moving from 2 dimensional media to three dimensions has brought with it a number of thrilling and fascinating challenges both technically and artistically.

Principle amongst my aims is the integration of 2 dimensional imagery into 3 dimensional form - an idea of "landscape in the body" rather than "body in the landscape". I am currently developing a theme incorporating imagery from Welsh and other Native Mythology.

My other main love is the garden and work for exhibition in this setting is very much my aim.

Recent Exhibitions.
2016 Erotic Art, Nude Tin Can Gallery, St Albans.
2015 Temptation Rides Again, Strand Gallery, London.
2015 BVA Open Studios + and Group Show
2015 "Blue" Gallery 3, Shrewsbury
2014 Return of Temptation, Strand Gallery, London.
2014 BVA Open Studios + and Group Show
2014 "Painting with Words" Willow Gallery
2014 "The Rights of Spring" Joint show with Jas Davidson
2013 "Temptation" Strand Gallery, London.
2013 "Recent Works" Joint show with Hilary Cowley Greer and Jas Davidson
2013 Screaming Chicken Exhibition - Recent Works
2013 BVA Open Studios + and Group Show
2013 "Found Frames" Oswestry
2012 BVA Open Studios and Group Show
2012 "Text" Oswestry Library

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