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Aberystwyth Lifeboat Family

2 South Marine Terrace, , SY231JX

This year the lifeboat family art group includes three seagoing crew members, one shop volunteer and one former crew member /coastguard. We take inspiration from the environment the lifeboat operates in. Sea scenes, wildlife, light, people of the sea, and of course - boats! Photography, ceramics, acrylics, 20% of any work sold donated to the RNLI.

Aberystwyth Printmakers

Aberystwyth Printmakers, Old College, King Street, , SY23 2AX

Established 2004, Aberystwyth Printmakers aims to promote all forms of printmaking through regular exhibitions, talks and demonstrations. The print studio, located in Old College, provides facilities for relief printing, etching, lithography and screen printing. Members include students, amateur and professional artists from Mid & West Wales.

Ag Cain

The Old College, King Street, , SY23 2AX

Inspired by the posters of the thirties & forties my paintings are an affectionate modern-retro take on the advertising of yesteryear. With a wisp of humour, and of course… all in the best possible taste! Old College opening 10-6 weekdays and 11-6 weekends. I’m also exhibiting work with Celf Canolbarth Cymru at the groups Art Trail exhibition

Ali Scott - Felt Artist

Pen-Y-Fan,11 Forest Lane, Llangybi, , SA488LZ

As a felt artist, I create vibrant felt 'paintings' inspired by a love of the natural world, local landscape, trees and dwelling places. I welcome commissions and run workshops. During the Art Trail, I will also have work at Llanfair Art Exhibition, August 11th-14th and with Celf Canolbarth Cymru in Tregaron August 19th-29th.

Alison Wootten

Ffosyfedwen, Cwmhiraeth, Drefach Felindre, , SA44 5XN

Abstract and semi-abstract paintings and mixed media drawings. My subject matter is drawn from early British Christianity; from Celtic holy places to medieval liturgical manuscripts. The notion of a ‘thin place’ is a concept that deeply interests me, particularly its application in Christian Orthodox iconography.

Andrew Francis

Fforest, Adpar, , SA38 9PX

I'm a landscape artist. I live in Ceredigion and draw inspiration from the surrounding rivers, mountains and coasts. I work mainly in acrylic and work in a style which could loosely be described as impressionistic. My main motivation is to continue learning and improving through experience and experiment.

Andrew Warren Photography

Penrhiwnawfed, Cenarth, , SA38 9JX

Landscape photographer based in Cenarth. Images from Aberystwyth in The North to Amroth in the South, and pretty much everywhere in between. Also working on very local documentary projects. Outside of the CAT period, I am open by appointment: please call or email first. I will be delighted to see you!

Angela Hathway

Old College, King St, , SY23 2AX

Sculptural animal ceramics inspired by the lithe, the blithe and the sinuous, from little birds to horses. Often, playful elements are evident in the work, but occasionally I choose to tackle the environmental issues which concern me, whilst emphasising the beautiful.

Anita Woods - Art at Pengwernydd

Bythynnod Pengwernydd Cottages, Pontrhydygroes, , SY25 6DS

Inspiration for my work and the media I choose comes from the animals and life here in rural Wales. 'Art at Pengwernydd' workshops reflect this inspiring location. Guests enjoy a relaxed time in a flexible and creative environment. Open to residents and non residents. Free taster sessions during the 'trail'.

Anne Thomas

The Cwtch Gallery, Siop Cynfelyn, Tre'r Ddol, , SY20 8PN

Anne's work is inspired by natural geometry, the elements, seasons and love of local wildlife. She paints vivid mandalas and sculpts in clay and plaster. This Art Trail exhibition features paintings in watercolour and acrylic, plus the Cletwr Community Mandala which is permanently sited outside. The exhibition continues through September.

Annie Coombs Jewellery

Cilbronnau Mansion, Llangoedmor, , SA43 2LP

Finely crafted and detailed jewellery in eco-friendly Sterling Silver, some with precious gemstones and gold highlights, made by hand in my Cardigan studio. One of a kind and limited edition designs available in a wide range of prices. Commissions welcome. Open as listed here and also by appointment all year.

Art at Waunifor

Canolfan Waunifor Centre, Maesycrugiau, , SA39 9LX

After eight years of highly successful exhibitions, Art at Waunifor is inviting over 30 talented local artists to exhibit their most recent works in our ninth annual show. These include traditional and contemporary paintings, prints, glass, ceramics, paper, mixed media and 'art crafts'. Our special feature this year will be sculpture and 3D works.

Art by Tereska

Old College, King St, , SY23 2AX

Tereska studied Fine Art at Aberystwyth University, gaining a Masters Distinction & has recently exhibited with the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours at the Mall. Tereska’s work combines her interests in Art & Ecology, with the natural world being a constant source of inspiration & intrigue. She regularly teaches Art courses.

ArtHouse - TŷCelf

1 Laura Place, , SY23 2AU

ArtHouse - TŷCelf is a contemporary gallery, working artists studios and art events venue. Find exhibitions by in-house artists, special exhibitions of invited artists, workshops, talks and events such as installations, performance art, film, music and poetry. Ceredigion Art Trail office. Open every Saturday and throughout the Art Trail.

Averil Rees

Tregaron Memorial Hall, The Square, , SY25 6JL

I specialise in landscapes/seascapes with original paintings and greeting cards. After a brain haemorrhage in 1993 I had to learn to paint with my ‘wrong’ hand. I regularly exhibit in Open Exhibitions - Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy; MOMA Wales, Machynlleth. (see www.averilcliffordrees.com or contact me - 07919593405 )

Barry Arnold

Hendraws, Pontgarreg, , SA44 6AU

Working mainly in acrylic, I am inspired by the Welsh, landscape, cottages, farms and characters that have been part of my life for the past 35 years. My studio is often open to the public BUT please check with me before travelling any distance. Visit barry-arnold-artist.com for original paintings and limited edition prints for sale.

Blossoms Gallery

Blossoms Gallery / Oriel Flodau, Park Avenue, , SY23 1PB

Blossoms Gallery is a Community Eco Art Space showcasing contemporary art from across Wales & the Borders through regularly changing exhibitions that inspire, engage & intrigue. Unfortunately Blossoms is now closed. Tereska's work is now at Old College (venue 11)

Bruno Sibona

ArtHouse, 1 Laura Place, , SY23 2AU

I am inspired by Japanese, Maori, Melanesian, Central-American and European prehistoric arts.  My intention is to perpetuate the inheritance of these artist-craftsmen of ancient times. However, these figurines are also the product of an intense emotional investment and are endowed with their own personal voice, even perhaps magic powers.

Canolfan Arad Goch

Arad Goch, Stryd y Baddon, , SY23 2NN

Our aim is to be a platform to promote and celebrate the talents and creativity of children and young people in the county. We are very pleased to be part of the Ceredigion Art Trail this year and are looking forward to inviting the public to our ground floor gallery where we will be exhibiting work from primarily children and young people.

Cariad Glass  - Traditional Stained Glass Studio

Unit 1, Teifi Units, New Road, , SA44 4QJ

Specialists in leaded & hand-painted kiln fired glass work, inspired by the beauty around us. We undertake commission work, large and small, for clients across the UK and beyond, and also offer a restoration service and tuition for small groups.

Carole King

Nant, Pantybwlch, , SA38 9JF

Inspired by elements of the West Wales landscape, from the seaweed found on local beaches, the birds in their woods, to the nearby wool industry Carole works through a wide variety of media, including painting, printmaking and artists books. Paintings, original prints, hand-stitched and bound sketchbooks, papers and cards.

Carys Boyle Ceramics

Old College, King Street, , SY23 2AX

Carys Boyle has produced a range of ambient interior accessories that exploit the qualities and luminosity of high-fired porcelain. Her inspiration for these minimalist forms comes from investigating negative space found within the natural world, from the coastal environment of Cardigan Bay.

Celf Canolbarth Cymru

Tregaron Memorial Hall, The Square, , SY25 6JL

We are a group of 45 artists including painters, sculptors, illustrators, felt makers, fibre artists, ceramicists, printmakers and mixed media artists producing high quality work. With inspiration drawn from many sources and very different subject matter our exhibitions have a wide appeal for visitors.

Chapman Gallery

Manchester House, Margaret Street, , SA459QJ

Family run gallery in New Quay west Wales. We have a range of artists and crafters. displaying hand made gifts and paintings. Lola Chapman is also exhibiting at Aberaeron Tourist Information Centre.

Chloe Rodenhurst

Tregaron Memorial Hall, The Square, , SY25 6JL

I produce watercolour and ink paintings of beautiful West Wales. Often my work depicts local history or myths and legends such as the travelling Victorian circus or a retelling of the Devils Bridge saga. A passion for textiles informs my perspective of the landscapes in which these tales are set. I also welcome commissions.

David Wilson

Treleddyn Isaf, Bridell, , SA43 3DQ

An intriguing and beautiful mixture of original landscapes, still-lifes, surreal compositions and abstracts, in a variety of mediums including oil, acrylic, watercolour and ink. Original prints, monoprints, reproductions and postcards. Open all year.

Deborah Darling

Pooka, the arcade, next to the works, high street cardigan,

I am a mixed media artist, with thirty years of experience and former artist in residence with the museum of childhood. I love working with many materials, but I am enchanted by children, childhood and the magical. Please stop by for a browse and a cuppa. My studio shop is open Tues through to Saturday 10am till 5pm

Diane Mathias

Diane Mathias Fine Art, Henllan, , SA44 5TD

I specialise in West Wales landscapes, using the mediums of oils and soft pastels. My studio is open throughout the year from 10am-5pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, where you can view and buy my original paintings, limited edition prints and artist made cards. You can also visit at other times by appointment.

Eileen Bakewell

Old College, King Street, , SY23 2AX

This year I am concentrating on portraits and drawings of people I know. These are not necessarily realistic but I have attempted to catch the essence of my subjects often using mixed media to add emphasis.

Elaine Graham

Old College, Aberystwyth, King Street, , SY23 2AF

Elaine is a Canadian-born landscape painter living near Lampeter. Her vigorous, painterly style captures the wild coastlines and valleys of Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire and she exhibits in numerous galleries from Aberystwyth to Cardiff, Swansea, Carmarthen and Tenby, with a one-woman show at Aberglasney Gardens from July 30 to August 11, 2016.