Archive of Author | Shelly Tregoning

Shelly Tregoning was born in Mauritius and she spent her early life being brought up in the West Indies. She was educated in England and now lives and works in Cornwall, having gained her BA in Fine Art at University College, Falmouth in 2011. She has been selected for the Discerning Eye, the National Open Art Competition, RWA exhibitions, the Threadneedle Prize Exhibition and the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2019 .

Articles with Shelly Tregoning

The human condition and the question of personal identity

Shelly Tregoning’s work is a response to the intimacies of her life – “an emotional connection to those closest to me and to fragments of the everyday that I encounter. I am trying to make sense in some way, of life and personal identity – through conversations with friends, places I have been and the things I see along the way. Visually gathering ‘moments’ which inform my work, these drawings and scribbles create a scaffolding upon which I build my images”.