Viv Meadows is an artist who lives now in Frome, Somerset, previous in Birmingham. She who specialises in collage and printmaking and is thoroughly committed to drawing with the occasional painting. Her art practice came into being during what she describes as her ‘Middle Ages’, taking the opportunity to undertake a foundation course in Bournville, undertaking the completion of a BA in Fine Art at Bath Spa University (2014-18) as a mature student which opened up a visually creative world with inspiring and dynamic young colleagues. Over the past 3 years she has worked at Sandra Porter’s printmaking, on Sandra’s retirement from teaching moved to BAT in Frome§ ..
With a previous career in promotion of adoption and fostering and line management, 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
Image recent photo as guest artist Yew Tree artists studios Worcester