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These are the permanent members of Group 75, with short biographies and examples of recent work.

Lynne BebbGwenllian BeynonDavid CooperGordon FieldVeronica Gibson
 
Richard HoreLeo SharrattBoris TietzeMargaret TietzeTracey Ann Williams


Lynne Bebb

Studied at Aberystwyth University after studying Social Anthropology at the London School of Economics. Has had a number of One Person exhibitions and shown work in group exhibitions. Now a member of Group 75. Lives in the Swansea area.

Lynne produces works following a theme in a sculptural media and/or print . She is equally successful handling traditional media eg bronze, or using more experimental materials eg papier mache. Her subject matter draws on personal memory and experience.

Exhibited in:
Open Prospect
Spirit of the Place
Ordnance Survey 117
Double Vision

From Double Vision, 2008.

Gwenllian Beynon

Trained as a nurse before embarking on an art career. Attended Carmarthen College of Art and Technology, Kansas University for Printmaking, Cardiff Inst of Higher Education and Wimbledon College of Art for Postgraduate study. Has work on permanent display in Wales and Russia and has exhibited in a number of print shows. A member of Group 75 since 1994.

Gwenllian’s work has a basis in print. Her subject matter often exploits animal forms which express for her human attributes or situations. Her prints are embellished by painted additions.

Exhibited in:
Open Prospect
Spirit of the Place
Double Vision

From Double Vision, 2008.

David Cooper

Trained Newcastle upon Tyne Polytechnic. Lecturer at Wrexham School of Art and Design. Visiting Lecturer at Wolverhampton Polytechnic. Has exhibited in both group and solo shows. Joined Group 75 in 1984.

David has produced a number of large pieces some of which are diptyches and triptyches based on the ‘Park‘. The park has been a place he has constantly returned to. It has provided aspects which change and develop…..a constant source of interest. His use of split canvases help create a more complex understanding of the ‘place’

Exhibited in:
Open Prospect
Spirit of the Place
Ordnance Survey 117
Double Vision

Park Painting Series, oil.

Gordon Field

Senior Lecturer at Cumbria College of Art and Design and then Senior Lecturer at Somerset College of Arts and Technology. Founder member of The Independent Photographer in Somerset. Exhibited in solo and group shows. Group 75 member from 1977.

Much of Gordon’s work in recent years has been focussed on the land and environment near his Somerset home . He works with coppiced and found wood to make a series of sculptures and installations which explore the mythology and spiritual qualities of trees and reflect for him the natural energies of trees.

Exhibited in:
Open Prospect
Spirit of the Place
Double Vision

Tree Totem, Wiltonwood, 2.5 metres.

Veronica Gibson

Trained at Canterbury of Art under Scots painter Thomas Watt, himself a student of William Gillies. Taught in Secondary and Primary education ’89 &ndash ’05. ’05 Received two Welsh Arts Council grants:
- Advanced support grant to work one to one with Sameera Khan, manager of Swansea Print Workshop.
- Project grant for a solo touring show of paintings & prints in Wales.
’07 Became a member of The Welsh Group.

Veronica’s works are print based. She has an individual and unique view of her environment focussing on natural and manmade forms in a local setting of gardens and allotments in a cherished neighbourhood.

Exhibited in:
Double Vision

From Double Vision, 2008.

Richard Hore

Trained at Royal College of Art. Was senior Lecturer at Wrexham College of Art, NEWI. Has exhibited widely in group exhibitions and had a number of solo shows. Work in permanent collection - Royal College of Art, Cheshire and Clwyd County Councils, Department of the Environment and National Maritime Museum.

Richard’s chosen medium is gouache. His landscapes are developed from detailed drawings of favourite locations. Recently these have centred on Chester and nearby N. Wales.

Exhibited in:
Open Prospect
Spirit of the Place
Ordnance Survey 117
Double Vision

Oporto, gouache.

Leo Sharratt

Trained at Durham University and Slade School of Fine Art. Moved from post of Lecturer at Wrexham College of Art to Inverness where he has combined his painting career with climbing, skiing and walking. Has works in the Welsh Collection and Peter Moore's Liverpool collection. Has exhibited widely in the UK and abroad.

Over time Leo has experimented in abstract forms based on mathematical, musical or other theory, often determined by a deliberately random process so as to avoid preconceptions. A parallel interest has been in landscape forms seen in the mountainous landscape near his home in Inverness.

Exhibited in:
Open Prospect
Double Vision

Green Dream, oil.

Boris Tietze

Trained at Manchester Regional College of Art and the Slade School of Fine Art. Senior Lecturer at NEWI until recently. Public commissions for Coventry Education Authority, Horne Bros Sheffield and Cartrefle College. Work in a number of national 'Open' competitions. Exhibited in UK and America.

Boris works in oil and on a fairly large scale. Most of the pieces are figurative and concern people in situations which, though domestic and apparently innocuous, have disturbing undertones.

Exhibited in:
Open Prospect
Spirit of the Place
Ordnance Survey 117
Double Vision

The Hold Up, oil.

Margaret Tietze

Was Head of Art at Howells School, Denbigh. Was responsible for setting up Group 75 in 1975 and has directed the group since then. Has had solo and Two Person shows in recent years in UK and USA, and has exhibited annually with Group 75. Artistic advisor and writer for BBC Education.

Margaret’s work consists of dual strands - on the one hand small sculptural collages and montages and on the other, larger pieces of figurative work in oil. The former are produced for thematic solo exhibitions where the collages are metaphoric additions to the body of paintings, expressing more effectively subtle aspects of the subject.

Exhibited in:
Open Prospect
Spirit of the Place
Ordnance Survey 117
Double Vision

Time Passing, mixed media.

Tracey Ann Williams

Joined Group 75 in 1996. Completed courses in BA Hons Fine Art in 1995 and MA Fine Art in 2000, both at Cardiff Institute of Higher Education / UWIC. In addition to exhibiting with Group 75 she has exhibited nationally and internationally, including 'META: Imaging the Imagination', 'Euro Celtic Art', and the Royal National Eisteddfod.

The subject matter of Tracey’s recent work has been centred on motherhood. The arrival of her two young children has given impetus to the production of intimate domestic scenes which are often an amalgam of images in brilliant luminescent colour.

Exhibited in:
Open Prospect
Spirit of the Place
Double Vision

Reading a Story, oil.