Uphill artist uses natural materials in pictures

PUBLISHED: 17:00 31 July 2011

(click on image for larger view) Local artist Gary Cedeira, from Uphill, in his workshop. He has recently started selling his paintings in a local cafe.

(click on image for larger view) Local artist Gary Cedeira, from Uphill, in his workshop. He has recently started selling his paintings in a local cafe.

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AN ARTIST has found a place of real inspiration in Uphill and the surrounding areas.

Gary Cedeira, who paints in his studio at the bottom of his garden in Links Road, has been a professional artist for three years.

Living in the village for the past four years he regularly paints the surrounding areas in Weston and now showcases his art in a café in Uphill’s boatyard.

The 24-year-old said: “In Uphill I find it very inspirational and I have just been concentrating on landscapes around me.”

“I am really passionate about landscapes and nature and I use a lot of natural materials in my pieces.

“I use sand, mud, plants, sticks, rope and things from the landscape and put them into the pictures.”

Gary studied fine art at Plymouth University where he won the chance to travel to Morocco.

He said: “I have always loved art, and it has always been in my life.

“I used to spend a lot of time in Spain and I was very fortunate and had a few lessons with an assistant painter to Salvador Dali.”

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