Cheryll Kinsley Potter, working in Mixed-media, Painting

In 1971, I graduated from St Martin's School of Art, London with a degree in Fashion and Textiles. I became the muse and collaborator for Barry Flanagan's film, SandGirl in 1970 and in my final year I performed my "Emperor's New Clothes", a piece which was a reaction to the stereotyping of women in the fashion industry. I had a varying career in textile restoration, theatre design and painted landscape and portrait commissions. In 1998 I moved to Ireland and after my first solo exhibition at the Kenny Gallery, Galway in 2001, I started my own school of painting from my studio which I continued in France from 2011 to 2016 finally returning to England and the beautiful Tamar Valley. I became interested in Iconography after visiting the Ancient Monasteries of "Meteora" in Central Greece. I mastered the techniques of egg tempera and gilding and began giving workshops. So I am a painter and an iconographer, two very different disciplines. With the mystery of the icon and my passion for forms in nature, the invisible and the visible merge to reveal the spirituality in my work.

Gallery of work, examples