Shani Rhys James
Profile of Welsh artist Shani Rhys James as she prepares for her exhibition in Aberystwyth, capturing her deep in concentration working on a new large oil painting.
A past winner of the Jerwood Painting Prize, Shani Rhys James is one of Wales's leading artists. She lives and works in a renovated 17th-century house and barn in Llangadfan, mid-Wales and her studio space is filled with striking paintings which combine domestic scenes with intense self-portraits often depicting powerful childhood memories.
'I paint because it is my way to express something. I'm trying to capture my own personal mythology in paint, so I paint what I feel and what effects me'.
This intimate film follows Shani as she prepares for her exhibition in Aberystwyth in November and captures her deep in concentration working on a new large oil painting.