Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Offa's Dyke Path

It has been a very productive winter. A lot of snow this year has inspired me to wander off the beaten track and also visit familiar spots to sketch and make colour notes. I would have preferred snow with a bit of sun but you can't have it all. The last month or so has seen me sifting through my sketchbooks and putting together a number of new works in a slightly different style, using watercolour has my main medium on top of fairly well defined ink drawings for crispness and detailing. My usual pastels have been gathering dust.

Gate on Offa's Dyke Path  Watercolour and Ink

Offa's Dyke Path Pastel and Watercolour

The Gate on Offa's Dyke Path is on the Offa's Dyke Path between Llanferres and Clwyd Gate where the path makes a sharp turn for Moel Fenlli. I have made about four paintings of this general area with the view from the other side of the stile featuring in my pastel and watercolour original Offa's Dyke Path, now available as a limited edition print.

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Lleisiau'r Tirwedd, Theatr Clwyd

A narrative response to the work of landscape artist Alwyn Dempster Jones by Caryl Parry Jones & pupils from Ysgol Croes Atti Bach Shotton, Ysgol Croes Atti Flint and Ysgol Glanrafon, Mold. 

20 February - 13 March 2018 at Theatr Clwyd, Mold.

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Walk 1000 miles

I walked 1000 miles last year and filmed some of the steps along the way, seasons and colours changed, shadows lengthened, see the results


Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Winter Exhibition 2017

You and your friends are invited to my annual exhibition at my home/gallery 
in Mold, North Wales.
November 25-26
December 2-3
11.00am-5.00pm or any other time by appointment.
24 Ffordd Trem y Foel, Parc Bryn Coch, MOLD, Flintshire CH7 1NG
Parking is available on our drive
Crib Goch  Pastel/Ink

Yr Ysgwrn  Watercolour/Ink

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Galeri Betws y Coed

My pastel and ink painting, Slate Wall, has returned from its travels, it has been re-framed and is now on display at Galeri Betws y Coed, Gwynedd, North Wales.

Monday, 21 August 2017

Helfa Gelf in Mold, September 2017

Now in its 12th year, this free annual event is spread right across North Wales with studios taking part in Gwynedd, Conwy, Flintshire, Denbighshire and Wrexham. It is a unique chance for visitors to peek behind the scenes, experience this normally hidden world and get to chat to the artists and crafts people about their creative process.

I will be open for THREE weekends this year.

SEPTEMBER 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th & 23rd and 24th
11.00am to 5.00pm
(or any other time by appointment)

Click the link below for maps, phone numbers and other details.

This year the weekend of Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September will be the last 
and Helfa Gelf will close until next year.

Monday, 14 August 2017

Helfa Gelf @ Oriel Brondanw

Cedryn Pastel on board

September Exhibition

Helfa Gelf is delighted to announce an exciting new partnership with Oriel Brondanw, Llanfrothen.

Oriel Brondanw is a gallery and cultural centre established in late 2016 at the Plas Brondanw house. It hosts exhibitions, residencies and workshops by new and recognised artists as well as literary, music and other art oriented events.

Oriel Brondanw is run by the Ymddiriedolaeth Susan Williams-Ellis Foundation. Susan Williams-Ellis (1918-2007) is probably best known as the instigator of Portmeirion Pottery but she was a multisided artist as well. Plas Brondanw is Susan's ancestral home and she was the eldest daughter of Clough and Amabel Williams-Ellis.

A preview event will be held between 2.30 and 4.30pm on Sunday 3rd September 2017.