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Sonja Benskin Mesher Paintings
Sonja Benskin MesherBorn in Bournemouth, EnglandLives and works in Wales
Art & design course .Distinction
2008 Avisen-avk's International Art Contest . Drawing
2007 Tenby Open, Highly Commended
2007 Tabernacle Competition. Shortlisted
2007 Avisen-avk's International Art Contest . Drawing
2005 Bangor Open. Highly Commended
2001-2002 Meirionydd Perpetual Cup for Art,
2001 Talacre Landscape Competition. Purchase Prize. Painting
2000 Arts Council of Wales. New Artist Grant
2000 North Wales Wildlife Trust. Prizewinner. Drawing
2000 Aberystwyth Arts Centre Prizewinner. Poetry
1999 Llanderfel Open Art Exhibition, Bala. Prize-winner
1998 British Airways. Finalist. Design Prize
Selected Commissions/collections:
Commissions are accepted.

The work is varied, from mixed media paintings of the Celtic landscape, large abstract canvases, to intimate or energetic drawings , and sensitive contemporary portraits.

Three dimensional work is also undertaken, from sculpture, environmental art and installations.

Early work included a design for British Airways, which received an award, and was featured in the Sunday Times.

Illustration work is also accepted. Recent briefs have been from The Tabernacle, The Museum of Modern Art Wales, and for a children’s illustrated storybook.

Single Exhibitions:
2008 All Saints, Hereford
2008 Blaenau Ffestiniog & Caernarfon Library
2008 Cambria Arts, Tregaron
2007 – 8 Unicorn Theatre, London
2007 King Street Gallery, Carmarthen
2006 Silver Moon Gallery, Porthmadog
2006 Pandy Mill Gallery, Llangollen
2006 Spectrum Gallery, Machynlleth
2006 Snowdon Mill, Porthmadog
2005 Bare Feet Gallery, Dublin
2005 Oriel Plas Glyn y Weddw, Llanbedrog
2004 Oriel Makers, Cardiff
2004 Rhiannon Gold Centre, Tregaron
2004 Wrexham Arts Centre
2004 Electric Mountain, Llanberis
2004 Oriel Hen Efail, Llanfrothen
2003 Oriel Parc Glynllifon, Caernarfon
2003 Manorhaus, Ruthin
2002-3 Artlink.Hull. Touring Exhibition
2002 Cardiff Central Library
2002 Oriel Cambria, Tregaron
2002-4 Bronglais Hospital, Aberystwyth
2002 Old Hall Gallery, Cowbridge
2002 Verdi’s Restaurant, Mumbles
2001 The Royal International Pavilion, Llangollen
2001 Stages Gallery, Machynlleth
2001 Y Tabernacl, MOMA, Wales
2001 Cynon Valley Museum,Aberdare, touring Wales and Cornwall
2001 Aberystwyth Arts Centre
2000 Norwegian Church Arts Centre, Cardiff
2000 Pontardawe Arts Centre, Swansea
2000+3 Theatre Ardudwy, Harlech
2000 The White Room Gallery, Harlech
Group Exhibitions:
Throughout UK, Canada, France, USA, Poland, Ireland, Australia and regularly in selected London Exhibitions
Artist's Statement:
I have worked full time as a visual artist since 1999, and have spent those years exploring ways to communicate thoughts and concerns with my paintings and drawingsIts not all you see on the surface, it goes deeper than that. The work goes back many years, what I have seen, experienced, touched and collected.My present surroundings, here in Wales, and that of Cornwall where I spend much of my time, inform the work, and inspire the subject matter.Then with the painting and drawing I remember, and try to make sense of it all.
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