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ArtWorks Aberdyfi 16 Chapel Square, Aberdyfi, Gwynedd LL35 0EL
Open every day, seven days a week 11.00am - 5.00pm
Exhibition: 22 June - 19 July 2019
Preview: 4.00 - 6.00pm Saturday 22 June 2019
Melanie is an Encaustic & Mixed Media Artist. Encaustic means to ‘burn in’ and this form of painting was used by the ancient Greeks to decorate their boats and the Egyptians to embellish mummies. Mel uses the hot wax and any sharp tools to create unique artworks.
Mel has lived in North Wales since childhood and now she lives in Bala. She is inspired by the outstanding natural beauty of the Snowdonia National Park. She has always loved being creative and over the years has mainly used watercolour as her medium. Recently she's found a great interest in colour, texture and patterns and has turned to encaustic painting. She is constantly experimenting with new ideas and using different tools to transform the wax colour pigments into artistic colourful images. The finished effect is similar to that of oil painting as you can apply thick layers of wax which are both lightfast and vibrant.
Above: Artwork by Mel Williams
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.
To celebrate Kate’s 50th birthday on 31st July 2019, Kate & Nick are taking on an epic challenge to climb Snowdon 5 different ways in 5 consecutive days, raising money for The Alzheimer’s Society, and preparing Kate for her forthcoming adventure along the Great Wall of China. The Forget-me-not Trek will commence on Tuesday 30th July taking them on a journey all around Snowdon’s favourite routes, finishing with a descent to Llanberis on Saturday 3rd August. Everyone is welcome to join in... full details here
Kate's energy has been kindly donated by Wild Trail
ArtWorks Director Kate Coldham will be undertaking a Great Wall of China Trek to raise money for The Alzheimer’s Society. She's undertaking a 50 mile challenging route along sections of this amazing ‘Wonder of the World’ incorporating some tough climbs including the famous ‘Heaven’s Ladder’ (200 steps up a cliff face!). She will be departing for Beijing, China, on 6th September 2019, 5 weeks after her 50th birthday.
To read more about Kate's 50th Birthday Challenge click here