For his new show Ceri has produced a collection of sea- and landscapes. He makes his own paint, blending egg-yolk with pigments to make egg tempera. The paint is then applied in many thin translucent layers, and this slow process of accumulation and repetition leads to work that is contemplative and serene, smooth and refined.
He works in his studio from sketches made out in the landscape, but the actual location is merely a departure point - as the image is built-up methodically layer upon luminous layer, Ceri pinpoints and focuses a feeling, starts to explore and illuminate. The external landscape changes its character and becomes a reflection of the inner world. He makes for us the still, silent, unobserved moment in a place we cannot usually reach because our very presence there changes it. The finished works are both impossible and familiar. And the precision and control with which they are painted, gives them a limpid emotional clarity.
Ceri exhibits regularly throughout the U.K and internationally. His work is found in numerous private and public collections, including that of The Senedd and The National Library of Wales. Ceri was born in 1951 and trained at Newport and Birmingham colleges of Art.