Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Bodnant Art Gallery

"We are delighted to have assembled the best artistic talent North Wales has to offer, in a new creative hub, displaying only original artwork from the region’s brightest artists.
From landscapes to portraits, still life and abstract, to modern and dynamic, Bodnant Art Gallery will be bringing together the best of the best to showcase local talent, covering everything from established to emerging artists".

Paul Pigram


Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Helfa Gelf ART TRAIL 2018

Helfa Gelf ART TRAIL comes to MOLD in September.
Helfa Gelf /Art Trail, North Wales’ biggest Open Studio Event, invites you to visit artists at work in their studios this September. 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.
Every weekend this September, forge your own art trail around the area, calling in on painters, sculptors, photographers, jewellery makers, woodworkers, potters, textile workers, glass makers, basket weavers, printers, each one with a highly individual skill. Seeing an artist in action, chatting over a cup tea amongst the paints, clay and saw-dust gives you a real insight into the artistic process. And with over 250 to choose from there’s definitely something for everyone. Take this great opportunity to hunt down those undiscovered art treasures and see how they’re made – whether you are just curious about what artists and craftspeople do in their studios, or want to start your own collection of interesting artworks bought direct from the makers.
We think North Wales is an overlooked gem for the visual arts and crafts in Wales, with loads of artists and makers beavering away up mountain tracks and sea-side cul-de-sacs.

I will be showing my work at my home/studio for three weekends this year 
8th, 9th, 22nd, 23rd and 29th, 30th September
11am - 5pm
For more information visit:

Monday, 6 August 2018

A familiar gate

The subject matter for A gate near Eryrys is found on one of my regular walks, in the area between Mynydd Nercwys and Eryrys in North East Wales. I was keen to do some work on this track as I had produced quite a large piece of work featuring this gate a few years ago. The conditions were windless but very cold with poor light although there was a hint of colour in the sky generated by a late afternoon sun.

This painting will be featured in my exhibition with Helfa Gelf this September.
https://helfagelf.co.uk/artist/alwyndempster

A gate near Eryrys Watercolour and Ink

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.
TWO WEEKENDS
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