Criccieth artist comes home to show off latest artwork
A CRICCIETH artist, feminist and political activist is heading home from London to display her latest artwork.
Oriel Caffi Croesor is set to welcome artist Annie Bielecka Jones back home this summer with her art exhibition, ‘Sea and Mountains’ that focuses on her “deep roots” in Snowdonia.
Although she now lives by the River Colne in Wivenhoe, Annie is originally from Dwyfor and has spent her childhood on the beach looking towards the Rhinogydd mountains, with the “sweet memories and harsh dangers that she experienced during her youth” heavily portrayed across her catalogue.
A spokesperson for the gallery explained: “From playing in boats to losing her seaman father at sea in an accident when she was only 3 years old, the mystery and sheer strength of the sea and surrounding landscape is a strong influential basis to Annie’s work as a textile artist.”
Following her upbringing in Gwynedd, Annie went on to work in Susan Small’s Fashion House in London’s West End and there, she began designing her own costumes and clothing. However Annie’s background is not solely in art.
She worked as secretary to the Labour politician, Francis Noel-Baker and then as personal assistant for Shirley Williams MP.
Her stance on feminism and peace is also prominent in her work and her powerful painting ‘The Suffering of Women and the Time of War’ will be exhibited in Croesor during the exhibition.
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