ARTIST STATEMENT

I create abstract oil paintings. In my work I strive to capture the raw energy and beauty of creation. My process is intuitive as I explore patterns in the randomness and chaos of flowing color. Bright light often emerges into ethereal atmospheres, revealing forms which are rooted in the earth’s elements and hint at a connection to the infinite.

 

SOLO SHOWS

“Emergence” | Chester County Art Association, West Chester, PA – 2016

“Mandala Mala Project” | Soltane, Phoenixville, PA – 2015

“Solo show” | Phoenix Village Art Center, Phoenixville, PA – 2009

“Primordial” | AFA Gallery, Scranton, PA – 2006

“Solo Show” | Sandy Hollow Herb Company, Wilmington, DE – 2002, 2003, 2004

“Solo Show” | Fioravanti Continental Cuisine – Downingtown, PA – 2002

“Solo Show”| Gardo’s Gallery – Manayunk, PA – 2000

 

GROUP SHOWS

“Member’s Show” | Phoenix Village Art Center, Phoenixville, PA – 2016

“Chester County Open Studio Tour” | Studio, Phoenixville, PA – 2016, 2017

“VIEW” Chester County” | ART Trust, West Chester, PA – 2015

“Show us Your DarkSide” | Chester County Art Association, West Chester, PA – 2015

“Abstraction: A Visual Language” | Barnstone Gallery, Phoenixville, PA – 2010

Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show | Philadelphia, PA – 2005

Wheaton Village Art Festival of Fine Craft | Millville, NJ – 2004, 2006

Birdsboro Community Art Show | Birdsboro, PA , 2004

Phoenix Village Art Center Studio Artists Show | Phoenixville, PA – 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007

Immaculata College Art Show | Immaculata, PA – 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2011

Main Line Art Center 12th Annual Art Show | Haverford, PA – 2003

Chester County Art Association 19th Gala Art Show | West Chester, PA – 2003

Chester County Art Association Member’s Show | West Chester, PA – 1999 – 2002

The William Penn Charter School Juried Art Show | Philadelphia, PA – 2001

Chester County Art Association Sculpture Show | West Chester, PA – 2001

Chester County Art Association All Media Show | West Chester, PA – 2000

Light Source Fall 1999 Expo | Wilmington, DE – 1999

West Goshen Municipal Complex Dedication | West Chester, PA – 1999

 

PUBLISHED WORK

“Womb of Creation” and interview|  The Ticket – 2016  click >> here

“Light Within The Twists and Tangles” | Watershed Review – FALL 2015 click >>here

“Fire’s KISS” | Life As A Human Blog – JULY 2015 click >>here

“Seasons” | LILIPOH Magazine – Winter 2005

“Flight” | Art Matters Magazine – October 2004

“Creation” | Art Matters Magazine Cover – November 2002

“6 a.m.” | Art Matters Magazine – December 2000

“The Higher Self” | The Quest Magazine – November/December 1999

 

EDUCATION AND AWARDS

BFA Illustration/Painting | Marywood College, Scranton, PA – 1995

Award for Excellence in Sculpture | Chester County Art Association, West Chester, PA – 2001

Edward Gayeski Medal for Excellence in Design | Marywood College, Scranton, PA – 1995

 

GALLERY REPRESENTATION AND ONGOING VENUES

Turning Point Gallery | Media, PA – since 2002

Barnstone Gallery | Phoenixville, PA – 2005 – 2016

Yoga Center | Downingtown, PA – since 2006

Marly’s Restaurant | Phoenixville, PA  2009 – 2017

Ocean Earth Wind Fire | Phoenixville, PA since 2010

Artisan’s Gallery and Cafe | Phoenixville, PA since 2012

View Portfolio >> here

Contact info:

siobhan@siobhanbedford.com

148 4th Ave

Phoenixville, PA 19460