Freedom to paint helped Meirion realise artistic dream
Cardiff School of Art and Design
graduate Meirion Ginsberg, credits his time at Cardiff Met with giving
him the time and freedom to develop his talent for painting.
Now a full-time exhibiting artist, with his work being displayed from
Caernarfon to New York, London and Belfast, Meirion came to Cardiff to
study for a degree in Fine Art at the Cardiff School of Art and Design (CSAD) in 2004.
After studying the three disciplines of drawing, sculpture and
painting in his first term, Meirion was specialising in painting by his
second year, under the direction of Professor Robert Pepperell.
Speaking about his time at Cardiff School of Art and Design Meirion said:
“I appreciated the opportunity to focus on one element and to do it
well. That chance to specialise was one of the main reasons I chose to
study at CSAD, it felt right, particularly after the structure of a
“I felt there was so much to learn. It was really refreshing to be
taught by Professor Pepperell. He is extremely knowledgeable about the
roots of classical painting and also about the science of looking and
seeing things differently. It definitely made me think and had an
influence on my work.”
Since graduating, Meirion has built an impressive CV of past
exhibitions. A solo show in Canary Wharf in 2008 was followed by an
exhibition in Caernarfon in the same year, as well as a final solo show
in Cardiff in 2010. In addition, he has been part of numerous group
shows worldwide since graduating in 2007.
His work has been described by fellow artist Edward Povey as: “Combining all the best of enigmatic narrative, educated chords of colour, and powerful surface … his art is a feast.”
Meirion continues to paint from his studio in Chester.
Under the spotlight:
2004: Foundation in Art and Design, Coleg Menai
2007: Final Year Exhibition at Cardiff School of Art & Design
2007: Graduates from Cardiff School of Art and Design with a first-class honours degree.
2008: First solo exhibition Oriel Dafydd Hardy, Caernarfon
2010: Group exhibitions at St Patricks Centre, Belfast, Gwydr House, London and John Martin Gallery, London
2011: Solo show at Martin Tinney Gallery with Sarah Ball and group show at Art Hamptons, New York
Find out more about Meirion at: www.maginsberg.co.uk
Find out more about Fine Art at Cardiff Met.