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Artist in Residence Tower at Oriel y Parc

Residencies at Oriel y Parc allow artists to take inspiration from the beauty of the National Park landscape and work with local groups and schools to create original pieces of art.

The residency also provides an opportunity for artists to interact with selected pieces from Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales.


Artist in Residence Tower

Sandra Phillips

Until 31 October 2018


I was born and brought up in Pendine, educated at Whitland Gramma School and studied in Liverpool and at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.


I have always had an interest in art and artists, but have only been able to pursue and develop my interest since retiring.


I love what I paint; I paint what inspires me. It is an exciting process which is not just about making pictures; it is a journey to see and appreciate all around me.


I am heavily influenced by the sea, coast and rugged mountains around my home. I love to paint in an impressionistic style, so I can capture the essential qualities of my subjects. I like to express the emotional aspects of what I see, the mood, light and atmosphere are important to me. My work reflects not only my travels, but a love for Pembrokeshire.


I particularly enjoy working in oils. They give me scope to build up texture and explore different ways of applying paint, including the use of palette knives and my hands.


Details of my work and exhibitions may be found


To apply to be Oriel y Parc's Artist in Residence, please email the Events Co-ordinator Katie Murphy