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ArtWorks Aberdyfi 16 Chapel Square, Aberdyfi, Gwynedd LL35 0EL
Open every day, seven days a week 11.00am - 5.00pm
Telephone: 01654 767 127 (answerphone when closed)
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If you are a professional artist and are interested in exhibiting your work at ArtWorks then please view our Membership Information Pack (click here). Feel free to get in touch if you want to find out more.
ArtWorks Aberdyfi - 16 Chapel Square, Aberdyfi, Gwynedd LL35 0EL
Open every day 11.00am - 5.00pm
ArtWorks2 - Hollyhead Road, Betws-y-coed, Gwynedd LL24 0AB
Open every day 10.00am - 6.00pm
Exhibition: 12 October - 08 November 2019
Preview: 4.00 - 6.00pm Saturday 12 October 2019
Annabel studied Fine Art Sculpture at Brighton University. She chose sculpture because she only seemed to be offered sculpture or painting as art options and she really can’t paint! Despite choosing sculpture her work tended to be paper-based, embossing, photography and text art. She worked for a few years making the mock-ups and models for a book design company, which didn’t offer enough money to survive. So Annabel decided to re-train as a plumber; that would allow her to afford to find time for art, right? No, life got in the way and she forgot for a good while that she is an artist who happens to be good at plumbing. A few years ago life got difficult and she remembered.
With help and encouragement from a successful printmaking friend of hers Annabel took up reduction linocuts. A reduction linocut destroys the printing plate as it is produced, so the edition of prints is limited to the initial amount. Each different colour layer is printed on top of the last by removing parts of the lino as you print each layer. It’s a laborious process which she loves.
Annabel has always produced art that deals with identity, and the 'Lost at Sea' series carries on that theme. The characters offer some information as to their identity, inviting the observer to wonder at their story and how they may have become lost.
Above: Artwork by Annabel Cooper
Whether you have an old painting that needs a new frame, you've just purchased a new print, or have finished your own painting, please call in and talk to us about your requirements. Our prices are competitive and we are able to complete the work quickly and to a high standard.