Viv Meadows is a Frome artist who specialises in collage and printing. Her art practice came into being during what she describes as her ‘Middle Ages’, undertaking the completion of a BA in Fine Art at Bath Spa University (2014-18) as a mature student which opened up a visually creative world.
With a previous career in promotion of adoption and fostering line management, Viv looks for what is going on under the surface, moving from evocative impressions to figurative images using line, monotone and searing colour, humour and irony.
Viv’s work is informed by a female perspective and the ways in which other artists incorporate their experience by invoking political and social outcomes along with their theoretical consideration of others; she is particularly influenced by Maggie Hambling, Suzanne Lacey, Frieda Hughes and in the written field Olivia Laing.
Viv’s work 3 Sophias and Angel with Mature Hands is currently in an exhibition entitled Memory Papers at 44AD artspace in Bath. She has taken part in Frome Open studios with her home acting as a venue in 2021 and 2019 and Somerset Art weeks.
She is currently exploring other options, particularly as she has ceased being an in-family carer.