‘Conversations in Colour’ by Synthe Wyman is at the Courtyard Gallery, Picton Castle, this month
Conversations in Color is Synth Wyman’s solo collection of traditional fine art paintings and contemporary textile artwork. The exhibition takes place at Picton Castle from 2 to 29 September 2023.
Synthe Wyman’s watercolor paintings inspire her “Intaglio Strati” textile engravings. Luxurious soft silk, cotton and wool fabrics are layered and stitched together. Areas are cut away to reveal bold colours, textures and stories. Contemporary fabrics and design convey atmosphere, mood or drama. Works of art are often confused with stained glass.
The Courtyard Gallery at Picton Castle is open 7 days a week (10am – 4.30pm) and displays original paintings, quilts and textile art as well as framed giclée prints.
Synth Wyman will be at the property on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors can discover a lot about her delicious artwork. She will be working on a new piece called “Couple in a Landscape” inspired by the 3,000-year-old marble floor of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. While one man was puzzled by the patterns of the repaired floor, he asked, “What are you doing there?” Husband David replied: “She’s an artist – don’t worry!” Later a whole series of watercolors appeared.
My “fancy scarves”, cards, paintings and botanical prints will also be available during the residency events.
Visitor comments: “It’s amazing…so colorful…so many stories….amazing technology…unique…never seen before….”but another amazing sunset” just attracted me. ..I will tell everyone.”
Adjacent to the castle is the Courtyard and Studio Gallery, a shop and an excellent restaurant. Castle tours, gardens and forest walks are full of new surprises. Birds of prey and otters too. A day full of adventure and inspiration for everyone.
The courtyard gallery door opens to the ‘Yet Another Amazing Sunset’ textile pattern (18 fabric layers) and leads you into the contemplative series ‘Hidden Strengths’ – experiences shared by most of us. Parts of the National Coastal Path in Pembrokeshire include the Pwllgwaelod ‘Rock Woman’ range. Yes, it exists! Also the seascapes of Porthgain, Sibour, Haroldstones Chain and Tenby Caves – we are always looking for images that we often miss. How could a piece of driftwood become the Welsh Dragon – Llansteffan?
An artist’s diary art quilt made from bold and beautiful Rajasthani silk collected during my travels. The continuous images take you through the journeys of most artists. “Retired to wear purple, no chance!” It certainly reflects that artists never retire – but we might rest for a while. “My Brain, She Boils” illustrates Synth’s creativity and hectic lifestyle.
The ‘What’s in a Name – Wyman’ synth family tree symbolizes the members of the farming communities based at Hopetoun Castle on the Marches since 1549. It depicts the current creative members – and there’s not enough room for all the farmers!
‘The Mechanical World of Freedom’ is inspired by pupils at St Francis School Milford Haven. Families appreciate summer vacation. The title was also created by young people. The project which led to the Cynth exhibition at Futures Gallery at Y Senned Cardiff, curated by Paul Davies AM.
Like many female artists, she often changes titles. Synth Wyman, as her professional name, pays tribute to her great-grandmother who saved the family name. As the only member of the field of textile and wood carving, she had a great influence. Also, the name “Weyman” provided good providence for Cynth’s artwork.
Visitors often interpret their stories or images from even the simplest marine artwork. Conversations during exhibitions often lead to the creation of another artwork in an ongoing series. Floor and surface patterns in sand are a current topic, reminding us to protect the amazing images in nature, thus contributing to the preservation of our environment.
Synthe Wyman’s solo exhibition at Picton Castle received many visitors – all of whom were intrigued by her ability to create watercolours, then transfer images into her textile engraving technique.
Her Wednesday residency was well received and visitors watched her create a “couple in a landscape” inspired by Haci Sofia’s 3,000-year-old marble floor patterns in Istanbul.
The Welsh Dragon Llanstephan series has amazed visitors. A small piece of driftwood became a character and inspired a whole series of paintings and canvas artworks. “Yet Another Amazing Sunset – Pwllgwaelod” stole the show as did the synth-inducing “Hidden Powers” series.
By popular demand, she also organizes artist meet-up days on Sundays as well. For more information, please contact Synth by phone or text: 07772820313.