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 Mary Bridge 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 Mary 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 was awarded an MA in Fine Art with distinction from Hereford College of Arts in 2019. Exhibitions have included several mixed and solo shows at the former Silk Top Hat Gallery in Ludlow, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, the Museum of Modern Art Wales, Machynlleth and the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre.
From 2012 to 2014 Tamsin curated exhibitions for Cornwall Council at the former Old Dairy Gallery, Penzance, choosing themes such as Forest and Fairy tale and The Tree of Life. Artists with and without learning disabilities were sort out and their work exhibited with equal regard.
‘Her imaginative subjects are beautifully entwined in sinuous tracery and frequently overlaid with gold leaf‘.
Jill Howorth, Silk Top Hat 2002.