A changing exhibition of new work from gallery artsts including:
Lesley Birch, Louise Brown, Dai David, Carys Evans, Veronica Gibson, David Lloyd Griffith, David Grosvenor, Richard Hill, Nick Holly, Philip Huckin, Duncan Johnson, Mike Jones, Martin Llewellyn, Jane Malvisi, John McClenaghen, Rachel Ricketts, Kevin Sinnott, Judith Stroud, Zoe Taylor, Lyndon Thomas, Penny Timmis, Dewi Tudur and Nat Young
The people and streets of the South Wales valleys depicted by Alastair Elkes-Jones and the late George Chapman respectively.
Alastair was born in Llangollen in 1942 before moving to Mumbles in his early 30s. Painting has been a life-long pursuit that has seen him exhibit widely, whilst also own his own gallery in the early 2000s. Despite decades of successful exhibiting, Alastair embarked on and completed his Fine Art degree in Swansea in his early seventies but his painting technique changed little. His depictions of figures and his local coastline are made through successive layers of paint using both palette knife and brush to form his own expressive blend of texture and colour.
George Chapman was born in London in 1908, attended the Royal College of Art and the Slade School of Art. After visiting South Wales in the early 1950s he was inspired by the coal mining communities and became most notably known for his paintings of Rhondda valley streets. He was also an exceptional printmaker and produced 46 known etchings including the highly collected Rhondda Suite. His work is held in 23 public art collections including the National Museum of Wales and the Victoria and Albert Museum. George died in 1993 in Aberaeron where he had lived for many years.
A solo exhibition of 30 new landscapes from Martin Llewellyn.
Martin was born in Neath in South Wales in 1963. A completely self-taught painter, he takes his inspiration from the dramatic coastline and landscape of his native land. Although beginning as a watercolour painter he has, in recent years, discovered the dramatic possibilities of working in oils with a palette knife.
Martin has been strongly influenced by painters such as Charles Wyatt Warren, Gwilym Prichard and Sir Kyffin Williams both in terms of technique and subject matter, his preferred inspiration being the landscape of Snowdonia, Anglesey and the dramatic Pembrokeshire and Gower coastline.
A changing exhibition of new work from the gallery artists
A two-man show of the last works by Gareth Thomas alongside new work from his old Carmarthen Art College friend, Dewi Tudur.