Leanne Vaughan-Philipps MA
I am a multi-media, mixed disciplinary artist living and working in the Swansea valley.
I have been lucky enough to raise my family here in Godre'rgraig surrounded by wildlife, stunning scenery and a wealth of cultural history.
My home is sited between the mountains and the sea. With the Brecon Beacons, numerous castles, waterfalls, lakes, parks, and the Gower peninsular just on the doorstep, I am never short of
places to explore.
My art practice is very varied. With a mixed background of Illustration and Fine Art I enjoy the
freedom to be creative in whichever medium speaks out to me.
I am also (like many artists) a collector. Other people's junk is my treasure. I look out for the unnoticed details in things. It's these little things that make me happy. The signs of ageing on objects all around us resonate with me. Whether it be rocks in the river, latches on old gates or the chips on china in a charity shop, I am intrigued by the hidden narratives that can be drawn out of these everyday items.
My interest in the natural spontaneous flow of art materials has led me to experiment with various grounds, to manipulate colour and light in order to create atmosphere. I work within the disciplines of assemblage and collage using both found and created objects. I also enjoy traditional painting and drawing styles.
I am a qualified lecturer and youth activity worker as well as being an experienced curator
and community artist.