Bill Kneale 

North Wales Artist

  • Highly commended artist in Visual Arts Open 2020
  • North Wales Open prize winner 2019
  • Prize winner NAPA National 2008, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2015
  • Hereford Arts festival invited artist, Cabalva farm Gallery-2012
  • Artist with Denbighshire’s Heather and Hillforts project-2009-12
  • Won Dorchester’s Frank Herring competion-2006
  • Won Oswestry Open-2003
  • Won “ Col Art American “ prize, NAPA International Open, Louisiana USA-2000
  • Won North Wales Open 2000

Biography

  • Pre Dip AD-Flint School of Art 1964-5
  • Dip AD-Manchester College of Art and Design 1965-8
  • ATD-Liverpool University 1975-6
Dee Estuary (now sold)

Recent Achievements

Recent Solo Exhibitions

  • Oriel Ynys Mon 2019 – 20
  • Plas Cadnant, Menai Bridge 2015
  • Oriel Ynys Mon, Llangefni 2015
  • Venue Cymru, Llandudno 2015
  • The Glass Lounge, Colwyn Bay 2014
  • Cabalva Farm Gallery, Hay On Wye 2012
  • Oriel Ynys Mon, Llangefni 2012
  • Chester Groves Artist 2009-12
  • Theatr Clwyd 2009
  • Touring Exhibition as part of the North Wales Hospital Artists Scheme 2008-9
  • Chester Gateway Theatre 2006
  • Rhyl Library Arts Centre 2006
  • Oswestry Heritage Centre 2004
  • Denbigh Library and Museum 2002
  • Llangollen Royal Pavilion 2000


Recent Group Exhibitions

  • RCA Open 2020
  • NAPA National Exhibitions- Williamson, Birkenhead 2005, 2011; Crypt Gallery, St. Ives 2006, 2012, 2014, 2015; Obsidian Gallery, Stoke Manderville 2008;
  • RCA Open 2007, 2014
  • WSA Open 2010, WSA 2011-12
  • Hen Gapel, Llangollen 2008-9
  • Red Bill Gallery, Queensferry 2007
  • Art Exposure Gallery, Glasgow 2000

Observations

I paint in an impressionistic figurative way about what I see. I respond to our visually exciting environment and am impressed with so much of interest, but I will also actively seek out sources relating to something I am exploring.

Sketching records my initial impression, a very important springboard that begins the development through to an acrylic painting in its own right. The painting is continually questioned and changes occur, small and large scale. I like to leave some evidence of under painting, this helps enliven the composition and shows some of the journey a painting undertakes.

When I paint on site then the piece lives as an intuitive record which is quite quickly produced in acrylic which is a brilliant and fast drying medium.