Maria HayesArtist





DBS - Issue Date: 23 September 2014 updated online

DBS - Employer Name: Supertemps/Various Councils

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Studio Location: Blaenau Ffestiniog

School Areas Covered: Carmarthenshire , Ceredigion , Neath Port Talbot , Pembrokeshire , Powys , Swansea

Art Form: Drawing , Other , Painting , Performance Art , Printmaking , Sculpture , Theatre , Video Art


Since 1986 I have balanced my creative practice with devising and delivering bespoke workshops based on my practice in educational and community settings. I work with groups of all ages and abilities throughout the UK and abroad, including infant, primary, sceondary, sixth form colleges and special schools.

As my practice has evolved, so have the workshops. I believe in sharing the concepts, ideas, methods and materials I work with, that I am most passionate about. The aim is to collaborate with my participants at the highest intellectual and practical levels to encourage their own creative selves to emerge and be formed. I do not want to reproduce versions of my work, but to encourage participants work as a vital artists in their own right. I aim to elicit an authentic kinaesthetic mark.

My central practice is drawing. Now, as well as paper, I use an iPad to draw on. Mixing traditional mark making methods with digital imaging is now key to how I work.

I often perform drawings – drawing dance, storytellers and music live on stage. When funding allows I love to work on educational projects that are multi-disciplinary and collaborate with other artforms such as dance, theatre and music.


Subject Level School/College/University End Date
Fine Art PhD Aberytwyth University 2013
Theatre Studies MA Leeds University 1986
Fine Art BA(Hons) 1st Class Portsmouth Polytechnic 1985

Professional Training

Title Additional Info Date
Children's Book Illustration (40 credits) BA Art (Pathways) 2006
Sacred Geometry Anne Hechle 2015
Living Pictures - Directing Elen Bowman 2007
Performance/Live Art Green Room 1988


Education page with videos and images of work.