Philippa Sibert

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Philippa Sibert

Statement

I am a painter and printmaker and more recently have discovered the potential of working with textiles and stitch.


My art practise is predominantly about my emotional and physical relationship with the natural world.


I like to think of myself as a creative explorer.  My studio becomes my laboratory where I test out new ideas.   These evolve and transmute into images and resonate with deeply held memories and experiences about 'place', whether imagined or real.


My main driving force lies within 'potential' and 'possibility'.  I am always seeking out new ways to interpret my vast reservoir of stored imagery, via mark making, the use of colour and gesture, the serendipitous.


I was born in 1954 and spent my childhood in Harare, Zimbabwe.  I returned to the UK at the age of 11 and after spending most of my adult life visiting Wales, I became a permanent resident in 2001.  These differing and dramatic landscapes have made a deep and lasting impression on me.

 

In 1999 I graduated from the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham, Surrey and in 2007 I gained an MA in Fine Art, with distinction, at the Aberystwyth School of Art.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Biography

I was born in England in 1954 and spent my childhood in Harare Zimbabwe.

 

We came back to live in Britian when I was 11.  After my schooling I studied window dressing at college and worked in many London department stores. 

 

After a period of bringing up 3 children I decided to return to full time education and studied Fine Art at the University for Creative Arts in Farnham receiving a BA in 1999. 

 

We decided to move to Wales permanantly in 2001 after spending over 30 years as visitors. Since then I have spent my time establishing my studio and being involved in exhibiting locally and abroad.  

 

I spent a month in Almeria Spain on a residency at the Fundacion Valparaiso in 2003 and in 2009 I received an MA with Distinction in Fine Art from the Aberystwyth School of Art.