Collection: Ceridwen Powell

Ceridwen came to art unexpectedly in her twenties, when using a mental health day hospital. She found this first experience of art to be both cathartic and joyful. Encouraged by her friends, she realised that art could help her explore her own feelings, and provide a purpose and source of confidence. She now lives in Montgomeryshire where she wonders at the beauty of her surroundings and tries to incorporate the colours she sees in the landscape into her artwork. She hasn’t the space to have her own studio but can often be found in the corner of her living room, listening to music, coffee in-hand, painting. Art sustained Ceridwen through some challenging times in her life and has led her to want to encourage others into art. She now helps to run a disability-led art group in her local area.

disabled artist Ceridwen Powell painting artwork at home in studio photograph of Disabled artist, Ceridwen feeding her horses. She is looking down, concentrating on the horses.

Ceridwen’s style is mostly non-representational; she does not draw objects or scenes from life, instead her paintings are a complex web of her emotional expression.  Her pieces are often focussed upon issues around her disability, her responses to these experiences. In this way, Ceridwen’s notes on each piece give a rare and illuminating glimpse into her reality as a disabled artist.

Ceridwen is always very pleased to sell her artwork as she feels that it means her work has ‘spoken’ to someone else. She takes great pride in creating this connection and is really touched to know her work is enjoyed.

Art Rabble Christmas Cards

We all want to do our bit to help others at Christmas and buying charity Christmas cards is a great way to do this. However, not all "charity" cards are as generous as others. Many popular supermarket cards contribute only a fraction of their proceeds to charity. At Art Rabble, we try to give as much as we possibly can back to our artists; currently this is 50p out of every £3. We do this because we want disabled artists to be paid generously for their skills and effort.

We would like to pay our artists a larger amount but while major retailers benefit from economies of scale, for us small print runs are costly and delivery (as a percentage of sale value) is high. However, with the continued support of our lovely customers, we hope we can increase volume over time, therefore lowering our costs.

Thank you for taking the time to look at our Christmas cards - we hope you love them. We are so proud of the work our artists do, if you can help us spread the word, all the better! Happy Christmas to all.

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