ELECTED IN 2005
Ceri Thomas is an artist, art historian and curator. His main interest is the visual culture of Wales over the last one hundred years and his career as an artist has seen him exhibit at numerous venues including the National Assembly for Wales, National Eisteddfod of Wales, National Library ofWales, National Museum Wales (Cardiff) and National Waterfront Museum (Swansea), as well as in France, Italy and New York.
“I produce pictures which I see as a kind of magic realism in that my apparently realistic images (which are derived from working from life) are subtly modified by memory and imagination and an underlying abstraction. My paintings and works on paper deal with the human condition and a sense of place. I am a published writer on numerous artists ranging from Joan Baker to Ernest Zobole and on the 56 Group (Wales) and the Welsh Group and have curated related exhibitions.”