Molly Cawthorn

Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23

Tel: 07766404642       Email: Moc15@aber.ac.uk

I am an ambitious, creative and dependable student. I have recently completed the final year of my undergraduate degree in Fine Art and English Literature at Aberystwyth University. Currently, I am employed at Marks and Spencer (2/7/19-present) as a Warehouse Operative and Customer Assistant. Following my undergraduate degree, I am pursuing a Masters in Fine Art. I am consistently enthusiastic about my work and like to challenge myself mentally as well as physically. Being a keen runner, this May I ran the Race For Life 10K and raised over £200 pounds for Cancer Research. I always strive to be an efficient, friendly and knowledgable team-player in order to achieve success.

Artist’s Statement

In my latest work, I strive to paint the stark, sublime beauty of the Welsh landscape in a way in which that I feel portrays its nature authentically and analytically; exploring the duality of its ruthlessness as well as its fragility through light and shadow monochromatically. I paint from a theoretical perspective, whilst at the same time expressing my passion for the environment. In my naked portrayal of nature, I aim to demonstrate how intrinsically connected we are to our landscape, and how it can be a place that seems so unapologetically uncanny, isolating, as well as a place that we call home. Finally, I hope that my latest work shows my ability to discipline myself and showcase my attention to detail; I adore my practice and hope to refine my abilities further in my upcoming master’s course. 

Experience:

2015 NCS & Mind, the mental health charity, Volunteer

  • Effectively planned a 12hr charity event in Crewe, Cheshire in two weeks
  • Raised over 200 pounds through inventive and engaging ways to raise awareness for mental health
  • Lead and patiently supported a team of 12
  • Successfully organised bag-packing in Morrisons, Crewe, to raise awareness about mental health in a positive way as well as providing excellent customer service

2015-2016 Volunteered as a Teaching Assistant for PASS Scheme

  • Committed to over 60 hours of enjoyable Volunteering in Key stage 4 classes.
  • Assisted my A-level teachers for my three specialised subjects; Fine Art, English and Design Technology, demonstrating my ability to provide knowledge and learn from others in a learning environment.
  • Organisational skill
  • Preparation for classes
  • Acknowledgement of student successes
  • Provided students with a positive voice as a fellow student

2017-present A Blog by a painter, reader and nature lover

  • Website admin
  • Photographer
  • Writing

2018 May-July Oxfam Books Volunteer

  • Greeting and serving customers in an approachable, helpful and attentive manner.
  • Stayed overtime to help other volunteers and serve customers successfully due to lack of staff
  • Cash-in-hand experience.
  • Good knowledge about books from a variety of genres.

2018 July- Present M&S Warehouse Operative / Customer Assistant 

  • Friendly customer service
  • Manual handling training, heavy lifting
  • Warehouse picker
  • Assembling and disassembling shop floor equipment
  • Emergency Team Member; fire safety, evacuation team, alerting authorities
  • Employee of the Month “Spotlight Award”; December 2018
  • Visual merchandising illustrations for displays and events on the shop floor
  • Cash in hand experience

2019 May 18th-30th Graduate Exhibition 

  • Built the exhibition walls with fellow students
  • Painted, sanded and refined my exhibition space
  • Presented my exhibition space successfully on opening day
  • Created business cards, captions, and hung my work to the School of Art Offical Gallery quality
  • Conversed with many visitors interested in my work and other fabulous artists’ work

Education and Qualifications:

2016-2019  Aberystwyth University
BA (Hons) English Literature and Fine Art (Scholarship)

2009-2016   Congleton High School & Congleton High School Sixth Form
A Levels: Art (A), Product Design – Advanced Subsidiary Level (A), English Literature (B)
and English Language (B)
GCSEs: 11 at A*-C (including Maths, English and Science)

Referee:

HVale@CongletonHigh.com Art Teacher, 2013-2016

 

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