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Cynth Weyman's Career

Cynth WeymanBorn in 1949, Cynth is a Welsh artist now working and living in Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire, Wales.

She's always been involved in the arts, having taught Art & Design in comprehensive schools in Gwent and West Glamorgan from 1971 until her first exhibitions in Pontardawe and Carmarthen in 1979.

That first exhibition mainly included paintings, but also the beginnings of her Intaglio Strati textile relief technique.

She subsequently moved to Leeds, touring artworks throughout England as a solo artist and as a member of Hidden Strengths women’s art group until 1995.

From 1983-97 she directed Artlink West Yorkshire, running workshops with people who had specific needs. She also involved Architects in designing arts venues related to the Anti-Disciminationary Disability Act.

From 1997-2004, she was involved in tourism in Paris, Rome, Sienna, India and Greece before returning to Wales to run art agri-tourism projects on her smallholding in Carmarthenshire and displaying artworks in her farm cottages.

In 2004, Cynth moved to Dinas Cross in Pembrokeshire to open her studio. In 2014, she established Inspired 2 Collect gallery in Carmarthen town centre. In 2016, she also established a new studio in Carmarthen. 

Group shows have involved Hidden Strengths Womens Group Leeds, Yorkshire Craftsmen, Newport Collective, Fishguard Arts Society, Cardigan Open Studios, Llanidloes Quilt Association, Powerhouse Llandysul, Art at Waunifor and Swansea Festival of Stitch.

Cynth’s themes and series of artworks are inspired by natural forms from plants, fungi and rocks, seascapes, erosion and/or human figures. Her Seascape series records the beauty and drama of Pembrokeshire – as she works her way around the coast in oil pastels and mouth watering fabrics.

Travel and living in Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Yorkshire, Greece and India has influenced Cynth’s choice of images, materials, techniques, colours and textures. Her artworks have also been shown abroad in Spain (International Mini Print Bienniale Cadesquez plus a tour), Arton Gallery Kyoto Japan and Kingston Canada.

A background in teaching art & design, community arts and agri-tourism has led to Cynth Weyman working in several media – hence the variety – something for everyone. She loves to explore an image in several media. Themes include:

Hidden Strengths, Diary of an Artist, Seascapes, Rock Woman, Towy Valley & Castles and Botanical.

Every picture tells a story.

Many of her artworks appear as diptychs or triptychs such as her Hidden Strengths series – a combination of textile plus original drawing, painting or collage.

Cynth Weyman in the Gallery with her work

 

Through recent involvement with Coleg Sir Gar and Swansea Metropolitan University as a self-employed Textile Technology Project client, Cynth Weyman has gained great insight into how her artworks can be translated into other media such as digitally printed fabrics, glass, reliefs in wood, metal and plastic.

Anything is possible, which now means that artworks can be offered as fashion and special features within architectural and garden designs from the onset.

Her ‘My posh scarves’ collection is just the start: working with Coleg Sir Gar, Swansea Metropolitan University, and EEC funding, she has developed a process to create silk scarves inspired by her originaI Intaglio Strati textile reliefs.

It is through her total involvement in the process, that Cynth can also maintain her authenticity as the artist.