Bill Kneale 

North Wales Artist

  • Hereford Arts Festival invited artist, Cabalva Farm Gallery 2012
  • Prize winner WSA Open 2010
  • Artist with Denbighshire’s Heather and Hill forts project 2009-12
  • Prize winner National Acrylic Painters’ Association national 2008, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2015
  • Won Dorchester’s Frank Herring competition 2006
  • Won Oswestry Open 2003
  • Won “Col Art American” prize National Acrylic Painters’ Association International Open, Louisiana USA 2000
  • Won North Wales Open 2000

Recent Solo Exhibitions

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


Recent Group Exhibitions

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

Recent Achievements

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

Observations

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I am interested in, observe and paint impressions of people and places they visit, atmospheric landscapes, seascapes and beach environments. I paint in a figurative, impressionistic way about what I see.

Sketching records my initial impression, a very important spring board. Photography gives some factual resource. Developments in mixed media then lead to an acrylic composition in its own right.Wildlife of places visited interest me, I usually have binoculars or telescope with me on my excursions.