Swsana and The Elders

Oriel Q, Narbeth: January 2016. This subject has fascinated artists for centuries – the story is an old and sadly continuing one. Aspects of its drama are enacted in some form each day with sometimes tragic consequences. A painting titled ‘Swsana’, produced many years ago by the artist was the starting point for this exhibition. The…

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Voyage of the Heart

Voyage of the Heart. “As with much of my work Voyage of the Heart became a series of related woodcuts. I was musing on the idea that the Heart – depicted as a flying head – if allowed to roam free of the constraints of the body would travel, seeking new places to lay down…

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Wandering Soul

Drawings in ink on paper on the theme of an individual moving through a landscape full of personal trials and tribulations – symbolised by a winged figure, which is both mischievous and cruel. The main character is on occasion, thankfully, able to give as well as receive. In the end some solace is achieved.  A…

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The Journey

A National Waterfront Museum Residency, in partnership with Mission Gallery Swansea It was a great pleasure to be invited by The National Waterfront Museum in association with Mission Gallery, Swansea, to set up a studio alongside the Stanhope Letter Press. I spent the month of February 2013 producing over thirty preliminary drawings in pencil and…

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Proserpina

Drawings in ink on paper, 2021 Some ideas come out of the blue or the darkness.  At least it seems that way. The name Proserpina came to me, the memory of something read and vaguely remembered. A consequence of a year or more working on ideas borne of the sad time we are experiencing. Proserpina…

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Mrs Punch

  During lockdown, which enabled an intense, extended period of making and drawing, a mixed media 3D construction took shape that was a development of several ideas I had been pursuing.  Influenced by 18th and 19th century satirical marionettes, portable booths, puppets and automata, a female figure appeared which seemed to be a one off. Standing wearing a…

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Paintings

Image: Epona, Oil on Canvas, 153x122cm. I approach painting, usually in oil, on primed or un-primed paper or primed canvas, with the slightest and minimal amount of planning. I prefer to allow the idea to develop on the canvas. Two figures can become one dominant character or one character can find itself in the company…

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Education & Community

During the 1980’s, Keith Bayliss developed the Community Arts Service for the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery & Museum in Swansea. As Keith Bayliss Arts Services he has undertaken school, gallery, community based workshops, residencies, festivals and projects.  He facilitated schools based artist residencies and workshops for Oriel Myrddin, Carmarthen and also devised and facilitated the…

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Criw Celf

Keith Bayliss is an experienced tutor specialising in painting and drawing. for all ages. He led the first of six master classes at Mission Gallery for its flagship education programme Criw Celf West, funded by Arts Council of Wales which has been running since 2012. Participants were able to explore drawing with charcoal, developing their…

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