Gary Hiscott

Joined Artfinder: Oct. 2014

Artworks for sale: 18

(1)

United Kingdom

About Gary Hiscott

 
 
  • Biography
    As a child I quickly developed a great love of Wales from visits to grandparents in Tredegar, South Wales. I thrilled to the bright sunny days but also the wet gloomy days where the purples and greys shone out from walls and roofs. It is the sound images of Dylan Thomas' 'Under Milkwood'.
    As far back as I can remember I developed what became a signature based on the music of Elgar and the Malvern Hills. Almost all my paintings from memory have a Malverns mountain backdrop along with two birds as a symbol of freedom. The Malverns were the closest I could get to my beloved Wales, a high place to catch a distant vista of a land I had a heart for.
    Who would have thought that in our seventies we would move to Wales, with a house sitting a field away from the sea!
    We have learned to speak Welsh as learners and continue to do so. It is important to us both.

    I now paint mainly in oils and acrylics with an aim to capture a feeling, a moment, an expression. Subjects often include villages - seascapes - mountains and hills - and always, the wonderful ever changing skies. 
    The two quotes on my ARTFINDER site are from the Bible. As a Christian I have always loved the image of 'the valleys full of corn' bursting into song. It speaks to me of exuberance and abundance. I seek in my painting to express something of that fullness. I know the world has a great deal of sadness but I can perhaps show that it also is a place of incredible beauty. My longing has always been to open peoples eyes to the places they have passed by without noticing. 



  • Links
  • Education

    1991 - 2005

    Riverside Fellowship - Moseley - Birmingham

    1973 - 1991

    Brookfield School, Moorgreen Lane School - Birmingham

    1970 - 1973

    Westhill College (linked to Birmingham University)

    1967 - 1970

    Yoga Teacher

    1963 - 1981

    Trained as Draughtsman

    1951 - 1958

    Moseley Secondary Modern School

  • Awards

    2012

    'OPEN ART EXHIBITION' Drenewydd - Theater Hafren

    First Prize

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    2010

    'OPEN ART EXHIBITION' Drenewydd - Theater Hafren

    Second Prize

    2010

    Design for Logo - whole of Mid Wales - Welsh Learners

    Video camera presented at 'Royal Welsh Showground'

    2008

    'OPEN ART EXHIBITION' Drenewydd - Theater Hafren

    Second prize
  • Upcoming Events

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    Previous events

    Event: Christmas Exhibition - Aberaeron

    Dates: Dec. 1, 2016 - Jan. 31, 2017

    Venue: Aberaeron Tourist Information Centre, Aberaeron, Mid West Wales

    The centre is open most days and over this Christmas period shows various artists work (members of the Ceredigion Art Trail). All work is for sale.

    Event: Ceredigion Art Trail 2016

    Dates: Aug. 13, 2016 - Aug. 20, 2016

    Venue: LLANON, CEREDIGION - Mid West Wales

    An annual display of paintings and framed A3 photographs featuring Welsh subjects and landscapes.

    Event: Ceredigion Art Trail 2016

    Dates: Aug. 1, 2016 - Aug. 31, 2016

    Venue: TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE, ABERAERON

    Part of a TASTER exhibition for the Ceredigion Art Trail 2016

    Event: Ceredigion Art Trail 2016

    Dates: Aug. 1, 2016 - Aug. 31, 2016

    Venue: HEN GOLEG / OLD COLLEGE, ABERYSTWYTH

    Photographs as part of a TASTER exhibition.

    Event: Exhibition of Work

    Dates: Oct. 1, 2015 - Oct. 31, 2015

    Venue: Aberaron Tourist Information Centre, Aberaeron

    Exhibition wall of work by local artist in shop as part of the Aberaron Tourist Information Centre Aberaeron.

    Event: Celebrating 125 years of worship

    Dates: Sept. 21, 2015 - Sept. 27, 2015

    Venue: St Michael's Church, Aberystwyth

    A week of celebration includes:
    Art Exhibition & Concert
    Fun Day's - crafts etc.
    Marriage Thanksgiving
    Harvest Thanksgiving

    Event: CEREDIGION ART TRAIL

    Dates: Aug. 23, 2015 - Aug. 31, 2015

    Venue: Gary Hiscott - LLANON ART, 'Maes Y Lli' - Bridge Street - Llanon - Ceredigion - Mid West Wales

    The Ceredigion Art Trail has just received a very large grant that will help in growing this wonderful venture.
    Each year, artists throughout Ceredigion Mid West Wales (UK) open their homes and studio's to people who are on holiday or who are interested in the wide range of art shown throughout this Welsh county.
    Shows happen all through the year but especially from 24th August till 31st August.
    I will be opening our home for people to visit on 5 of the days below.
    The interactive booklet is now available to view on:
    http://www.i-booklet.co.uk/arttrail/#p=1

    Event: Open Gallery

    Dates: Aug. 1, 2015 - Aug. 1, 2015

    Venue: Cardigan Bay Gallery - Aberystwyth, Aberystwyth

    Six piece of work on show for about one month.

    Event: Permanent display

    Dates: May 1, 2014 - Oct. 31, 2014

    Venue: 'Black Boy' Wetherspoons - Newtown - Powys, 31/32 Broad Street Newtown Powys SY16 2BQ

    Four paintings purchased for opening of new pub/restaurant - works by various Welsh artists.

    Event: 'HIREATH' - Heart Longing

    Dates: May 15, 2006 - May 29, 2006

    Venue: Newtown Library Gallery, Park Ln, Newtown, Powys SY16 1EJ

    My first solo exhibition having moved to Wales.
    Consisting of 44 paintings in oil, acrylic and mixed media expressing my love of Wales.

    Event: 'GWELED' - to see

    Dates: May 7, 2006 - May 30, 2007

    Venue: Newtown Library Gallery, Park Ln, Newtown, Powys SY16 1EJ

    Thirty three paintings about seeing what is around you in this wonderful country of Wales.
    Included were paintings of Newtown (Drenewydd, Powys).

    Event: 'OPEN EXHIBITIONS'

    Dates: Dec. 13, 2004 - Jan. 12, 2007

    Venue: RBSA - 'Royal Birmingham Society of Artists', 4 Brook St, Birmingham, West Midlands B3 1SA

    Work accepted on a number of occasion for 'Open'
    I was about to apply to become a member when we moved from Birmingham to Wales.

    Event: Solo Exhibition

    Dates: Sept. 3, 2000 - Sept. 30, 2000

    Venue: Kings Heath Library, High Street, Kings Heath, Birmingham, City Of Birmingham B14 7SW

    Solo exhibition of work.

Links


Education

1991 - 2005

Riverside Fellowship - Moseley - Birmingham

1973 - 1991

Brookfield School, Moorgreen Lane School - Birmingham

1970 - 1973

Westhill College (linked to Birmingham University)

1967 - 1970

Yoga Teacher

1963 - 1981

Trained as Draughtsman

1951 - 1958

Moseley Secondary Modern School


Awards

2012

'OPEN ART EXHIBITION' Drenewydd - Theater Hafren

First Prize

Show more awards Hide

2010

'OPEN ART EXHIBITION' Drenewydd - Theater Hafren

Second Prize

2010

Design for Logo - whole of Mid Wales - Welsh Learners

Video camera presented at 'Royal Welsh Showground'

2008

'OPEN ART EXHIBITION' Drenewydd - Theater Hafren

Second prize

There are no upcoming events

Show previous events Hide previous events

Previous events

Event: Christmas Exhibition - Aberaeron

Dates: Dec. 1, 2016 - Jan. 31, 2017

Venue: Aberaeron Tourist Information Centre, Aberaeron, Mid West Wales

The centre is open most days and over this Christmas period shows various artists work (members of the Ceredigion Art Trail). All work is for sale.

Event: Ceredigion Art Trail 2016

Dates: Aug. 13, 2016 - Aug. 20, 2016

Venue: LLANON, CEREDIGION - Mid West Wales

An annual display of paintings and framed A3 photographs featuring Welsh subjects and landscapes.

Event: Ceredigion Art Trail 2016

Dates: Aug. 1, 2016 - Aug. 31, 2016

Venue: TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE, ABERAERON

Part of a TASTER exhibition for the Ceredigion Art Trail 2016

Event: Ceredigion Art Trail 2016

Dates: Aug. 1, 2016 - Aug. 31, 2016

Venue: HEN GOLEG / OLD COLLEGE, ABERYSTWYTH

Photographs as part of a TASTER exhibition.

Event: Exhibition of Work

Dates: Oct. 1, 2015 - Oct. 31, 2015

Venue: Aberaron Tourist Information Centre, Aberaeron

Exhibition wall of work by local artist in shop as part of the Aberaron Tourist Information Centre Aberaeron.

Event: Celebrating 125 years of worship

Dates: Sept. 21, 2015 - Sept. 27, 2015

Venue: St Michael's Church, Aberystwyth

A week of celebration includes:
Art Exhibition & Concert
Fun Day's - crafts etc.
Marriage Thanksgiving
Harvest Thanksgiving

Event: CEREDIGION ART TRAIL

Dates: Aug. 23, 2015 - Aug. 31, 2015

Venue: Gary Hiscott - LLANON ART, 'Maes Y Lli' - Bridge Street - Llanon - Ceredigion - Mid West Wales

The Ceredigion Art Trail has just received a very large grant that will help in growing this wonderful venture.
Each year, artists throughout Ceredigion Mid West Wales (UK) open their homes and studio's to people who are on holiday or who are interested in the wide range of art shown throughout this Welsh county.
Shows happen all through the year but especially from 24th August till 31st August.
I will be opening our home for people to visit on 5 of the days below.
The interactive booklet is now available to view on:
http://www.i-booklet.co.uk/arttrail/#p=1

Event: Open Gallery

Dates: Aug. 1, 2015 - Aug. 1, 2015

Venue: Cardigan Bay Gallery - Aberystwyth, Aberystwyth

Six piece of work on show for about one month.

Event: Permanent display

Dates: May 1, 2014 - Oct. 31, 2014

Venue: 'Black Boy' Wetherspoons - Newtown - Powys, 31/32 Broad Street Newtown Powys SY16 2BQ

Four paintings purchased for opening of new pub/restaurant - works by various Welsh artists.

Event: 'HIREATH' - Heart Longing

Dates: May 15, 2006 - May 29, 2006

Venue: Newtown Library Gallery, Park Ln, Newtown, Powys SY16 1EJ

My first solo exhibition having moved to Wales.
Consisting of 44 paintings in oil, acrylic and mixed media expressing my love of Wales.

Event: 'GWELED' - to see

Dates: May 7, 2006 - May 30, 2007

Venue: Newtown Library Gallery, Park Ln, Newtown, Powys SY16 1EJ

Thirty three paintings about seeing what is around you in this wonderful country of Wales.
Included were paintings of Newtown (Drenewydd, Powys).

Event: 'OPEN EXHIBITIONS'

Dates: Dec. 13, 2004 - Jan. 12, 2007

Venue: RBSA - 'Royal Birmingham Society of Artists', 4 Brook St, Birmingham, West Midlands B3 1SA

Work accepted on a number of occasion for 'Open'
I was about to apply to become a member when we moved from Birmingham to Wales.

Event: Solo Exhibition

Dates: Sept. 3, 2000 - Sept. 30, 2000

Venue: Kings Heath Library, High Street, Kings Heath, Birmingham, City Of Birmingham B14 7SW

Solo exhibition of work.


 

Biography

As a child I quickly developed a great love of Wales from visits to grandparents in Tredegar, South Wales. I thrilled to the bright sunny days but also the wet gloomy days where the purples and greys shone out from walls and roofs. It is the sound images of Dylan Thomas' 'Under Milkwood'.
As far back as I can remember I developed what became a signature based on the music of Elgar and the Malvern Hills. Almost all my paintings from memory have a Malverns mountain backdrop along with two birds as a symbol of freedom. The Malverns were the closest I could get to my beloved Wales, a high place to catch a distant vista of a land I had a heart for.
Who would have thought that in our seventies we would move to Wales, with a house sitting a field away from the sea!
We have learned to speak Welsh as learners and continue to do so. It is important to us both.

I now paint mainly in oils and acrylics with an aim to capture a feeling, a moment, an expression. Subjects often include villages - seascapes - mountains and hills - and always, the wonderful ever changing skies. 
The two quotes on my ARTFINDER site are from the Bible. As a Christian I have always loved the image of 'the valleys full of corn' bursting into song. It speaks to me of exuberance and abundance. I seek in my painting to express something of that fullness. I know the world has a great deal of sadness but I can perhaps show that it also is a place of incredible beauty. My longing has always been to open peoples eyes to the places they have passed by without noticing.