Ceridwen Powell Montgomeryshire, United Kingdom
Ceridwen Powell is a disabled and disability cross-artform artist. She experiments with techniques and materials to express ideas and emotions. A sense of play is essential to her work, which often explores social and disability issues.
Ceridwen is a self-taught artist and uses the artist name Ceridwen Powell to reflect her adopted Welshness. She is a keen writer and artist, and a strong advocate of arts and creativity as a way for people and communities to thrive and heal. Much of her work explores disability issues, as a disabled person and disability artist she feels that art is a way to raise disability issues and protest about the way that disabled people are treated currently in the UK. Her passion is colour and how it can be used to express ideas and emotions. Her work is predominantly abstract expressionist. She is inspired by the colours and shapes of the beautiful Montgomeryshire landscape. She works in painting, photography and small-scale sculpture. She helps run voluntarily an art group for disabled people, Celf-Able, and believes in participatory arts as a way to empower people and promote social inclusion. Having had no previous art education, she has just completed an MA Fine Art, which has deepened her understanding and practice of art. She has also taken advantage of the opportunity to try out new materials and techniques, such as working in glass. She hopes to go on to do a PhD in disability arts.