Viv Meadows is an artist who lives now in Frome, Somerset, previous in Birmingham. She who specialises in collage and printmaking and is committed to drawing practice as foundational to this. Her art practice came into being during what she describes as her ‘Middle Ages’, taking the opportunity to undertake a foundation course and a BA in Fine Art at Bath Spa University as a mature student which opened up a visually creative world with inspiring and dynamic young colleagues. For 3 years she worked at Sandra Porter’s printmaking studio , on Sandra’s retirement from teaching moved to Frome Printmakers. ..
With a previous career in promotion of adoption and fostering , Viv's insight and looks for what is going on under the surface, moving from evocative impressions to figurative images using line, monotone, searing colour, humour and irony.
Viv’s work is informed by a female perspective and the ways in which other artists incorporate their experience by invoking political and social outcomes along with their theoretical consideration of others; she is particularly influenced by Paula Rego, Suzanne Lacey and recently Ida Appelbroog.
in summer 2023 she curated an exhibition responding to Hospitality Peace and reconciliation for Ammerdown's retreat centre's50th anniversary
Image a photo as guest artist Yew Tree artists studios Worcester