ELECTED IN 2013
based in Shropshire, Maggie Humphry lived
years in Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd, near Ruthin.
thirty years as a successful ceramicist in Wales I decided I wanted
to paint, but I wanted more than 'nice little landscapes'. Truly, I
have sat in my studio weeping, seeming unable to produce what I
wanted – yet not really knowing what I want anyway... agony!
joy to use colour and tone and the change of light – absolute magic... ecstasy!
wish I had started painting fifty years ago. I constantly experiment
with different approaches and different media: recently using oil and
graphite. I love line and movement, and have been told that 'I draw
like a dream': hence the graphite. My paintings range from the
representational to the almost abstract, always trying to show
tend to work in themes, which excite me, including (recently) Greek
myths. There's no deep message hiding behind my art.”