A picture of Maureen Alderslade

Maureen Alderslade

In 2015 I moved to Ceredigion from Wiltshire where I was born, lived, and worked until retirement. I was brought up to have a deep and abiding love and respect for nature and the countryside. I have always painted; it is an essential part of my life.

Although I have had no formal art education I was once fortunate to attend an art class led by the landscape artist Anna Teasdale and she was a great influence. I paint mainly in oils and watercolours and I am inspired by colour and light. I have painted many different subjects but since coming to live in Cwm Rheidol, landscapes have been my main focus.

West Wales abounds with places of exceptional beauty, which can be both emotionally and spiritually moving. Waterfalls in particular hold a perennial fascination and have an uplifting and awe-inspiring quality which I strive to portray. In 2017 I won the MoMA Machynlleth Tabernacle art Prize.