The Fig Tree restaurant in Penarth has selected the work of Therese James, a full-time artist of the ‘Naive School’ to be exhibited at the restaurant.
South Wales-born Therese has been painting since 1993, and her work can be seen in galleries throughout the UK, and her work is also in collections as far afield as America, New Zealand and Hong Kong.
“The Fig Tree is a lovely light space, and will suit Therese’s appealing, colourful and imaginative work perfectly. It’s also a very busy restaurant, so it’s the ideal place for Therese to present her fantastic work to a new audience,” explains Mike Caplan-Hill, owner of The Fig Tree.
Therese describes her work as a journey of discovery.
“Each painting is unique,” she says. “I never quite know how I am going to get there, I only that I have to and that when the journey is complete, I will know.”
Other work to have been displayed at the Fig Tree is that of successful Powys-born artist Mel Burgum, whose atmospheric paintings of rusting classic cars and 30s style travel posters have drawn in buyers from all over Europe and the USA.