Since graduating in Art and Design from Plymouth University in 1983 Wendy Mcbride and has successfully exhibited her paintings across the UK and hosted collections in the USA and Holland. Her images are described as “clean, fresh and atmospheric.” Taking inspiration from the masters Monet, Morrisot and Degas, she chooses to work with pastels taking advantage of it’s translucent qualities to suit her subject matter. Byard Art have exhibited her work at our gallery since 2009 and she has hosted solo shows in Devon, the Scilly Isles, Plymouth, Dartmouth and Totnes. In 2004 she was awarded The Finalist Fine Arts Trade Guild Anniversary Award and later claimed Prize Winner at the Southwest Academy of Arts 2006. She has been commissioned by public and private institutions including, Kingsley Napley Solicitors, Tresco & Bryher Hotels and De Montfort Fine Art Ltd. Wendy lives and works in Dartington and St Ives and is a Member of Plymouth Society of Artists and 21 Group.