With my paintings, I hope to share something of the feeling I occasionally encounter now and more often felt as a child: A feeling when walking in the woods or just waking from a dream and imagining that I have perhaps just caught a glimpse of the moon noticing the crows, jostling for a place in a tree – or from the joy and magic I found in illustrations from picture books as a child – and still do today.
Inspired by myth, enchantment and the natural world, Tamsin Bridge has painted professionally since the 1990s. She divides her studio time between watercolour work with a cerebral feel and work that is more concept led, though with similar themes, for other projects.
Tamsin Bridge grew up on the Welsh borders in Knighton and Ludlow. She studied foundation art at Shrewsbury College of Art, Countryside Conservation at Aberystwyth University and has an MA in Fine Art from Hereford College of Arts. Exhibitions have included mixed and solo shows at the Silk Top Hat Gallery in Ludlow, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, the Museum of Modern Art Wales, Machynlleth and the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre. She was curator for a gallery run by Cornwall Council in which work was chosen and treated with equal respect, from artists both with and without learning disabilities.
‘Her imaginative subjects are entwined in sinuous tracery and frequently overlaid with gold leaf‘ Jill Howorth – Silk Top Hat Gallery, 1998.