Lydia, Myles Mansfield
Myles uses watercolour, oil and acrylic to paint on paper, canvas and cardboard, and adds collage elements from classical paintings to make statements about our place in history. He is fascinated by the concept of re-examining and remaking the masterpieces of the past to understand the place they have in our contemporary cultural landscape. Through painting urban landscapes and adding portraits and elements of classical paintings he tries to create a link to the human history of the city landscape, and try to pose the questions, "where are our gods and heroes?" And "where am I in the history of art?", He feels that the collaged pieces from Masters paintings can be used as a metaphor for the history of the people that came before us. Myles gained a first class honours degree at UWTSD Swansea and is currently studying there for his Master's degree. He has been selected for the National Open Art 2017 competition, Oriel Davies Newtown 2018, Guernsey International Sculpture 2018 exhibition, The Swansea open 2017 and 2018 and Queen Street Gallery Open 2019. Myles came late to painting and sculpture and only started painting in 2007 at the age of 39, having never painted before.