Thursday, 27 November 2014

Rock, Snow & Water at Clwyd Theatr Cymru

Castell y Gwynt  Pastel on Board

Not sure if this will be my 14th solo show at Clwyd Theatr Cymru. Always been an excellent venue for showing work. The Community Gallery is a nice intimate space, well lit and full of chatty theatregoers. I've been busier than ever this year so the walls with be splattered with rock, snow and water.

Clwyd Theatr Cymru
1st December - 3rd January 2015
Monday to Saturday 10am - 10pm
Disabled Access

Clwyd Theatr Cymru
Mold, Flintshire, North Wales CH7 1YA
0845 330 3565

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Helfa Gelf Christmas Exhibition 2014

Standing stone, Cregennan  Pastel on Board

Oriel Gallery, Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold, North Wales

Private View: 
Saturday 6th December
5.30 - 7pm  ALL WELCOME

Exhibition Dates: 
6 December 2014 - 17 January 2015 
Open Monday - Saturday 
10am - 10pm 
Disabled Access

Oriel Gallery
Clwyd Theatr Cymru
North Wales

Monday, 10 November 2014

November Exhibition 2014

Over 40 original paintings, the very latest limited edition prints, postcards and Christmas cards.
Join us for a glass of mulled wine, 'bara brith' and a warm welcome.

Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 November (or any other time by appointment on 01352 756017)
11am - 5.00pm

24 Ffordd Trem y Foel, Parc Bryn Coch, MOLD, North Wales CH7 1NG

Friday, 19 September 2014

Stare at a wall this weekend

Dry stone wall  Pastel/Ink/Watercolour

The Helfa Gelf open studios event continues this weekend in Mold

11am - 5pm (or any other time by appointment)

Friday, 12 September 2014

Helfa Gelf opens in Mold, North Wales

Helfa Gelf Art Trail starts today and is open to the public throughout the weekend.

September 2014 opening times
11am - 5pm
12th - 14th, 19th - 21st & 26th - 28th

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Helfa Gelf 2014

For the next three weekends (including Fridays) I will be participating in the Helfa Gelf open studios event.

September 2014 opening times
11am - 5pm
12th - 14th, 19th - 21st & 26th - 28th

Friday, 29 August 2014


Tryfan with Llyn Caseg-fraith (Pastel)
During a recent poll of readers of Trail magazine Tryfan was voted Britain's favourite mountain. Looks good from every angle and sandwiched between Siabod and Y Carneddau the views are spectacular.

This painting will form part of my display during the Helfa Gelf Art Trail which will be open to the public during the last three weekends in September. 

Monday, 25 August 2014

No leaves and dampness in the air, but it's only a painting

Autumn tracks (Pastel)

The leaves have all gone and it's muddy underfoot. Autumn is here but only in a painting.See it, listen to it squelch and feel the cold air on your face. Experience the picture during the studio tour in September.

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Monday, 18 August 2014

Melting snow for Helfa Gelf 2014

Snow on a wall (Pastel/Watercolour)

I like snow and I also like dry stone walls, the snow didn't stick around very long this year so I had to be quick. The sun is low in the sky and illuminates the wall from the side with a pinky light. What little heat there has been from the sun during the day has all but gone, it will soon be dark.

This painting can be seen as part of Helfa Gelf when I open my studio for the last three weekends in September.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Helfa Gelf Open Studios 2014

Once again, for three weekends in September I will be taking part in the Helfa Gelf Art TrailNow in its ninth 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.
Cwm Idwal (Pastel/Watercolour)

Sunday, 29 June 2014

North Wales Society of Fine Arts, Venue Cymru, Llandudno

July - August 2014

The North Wales Society of Fine Art was founded in 1990 and is a group of award-winning professional artists accepted as members by invitation only.

Friday, 20 June 2014

North Wales Open art exhibition 2014

Slate wall   Pastel/Watercolour/Ink on board

Pebbles   Pastel

Two paintings entered and accepted this year at the North Wales Open at Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold, North Wales. An early Spring this year marked the return of rich blue skies with strong uninterrupted sunlight making the yellow of the lichen all the more vivid.

21 June - 29 August

Monday, 5 May 2014

10,000 Pageviews of my blog!

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Friday, 2 May 2014

Alderley Edge Art Festival OPENS

After months of talking, a lot of planning, pavement pounding and support from a long list of people the exhibition has finally opened. A very busy night perfecting the art of crowd control!

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Alderley Edge Art Festival - new work

Pebbles Pastel (44cm x 50cm)

There's nothing like the looming deadline of an exhibition to clear the head and inspire me to create some new pieces of work. I've always liked painting rocks, they're passive, they don't move much and unlike portrait painters I don't need to build a relationship with them. Rock dosen't react to me and I can get on with the job in hand. The hazards are few, apart from curious holidaymakers, sniffing dogs and an incoming tide!

Alderley Edge Art Festival, Festival Hall, Alderley Edge, Cheshire 
2nd - 5th May

Click on the website for details and follow the link to Facebook and join us there.

Friday, 11 April 2014

Alderley Edge Art Festival

We had a day in Cheshire yesterday, looking at the Festival Hall in Alderley Edge, the venue for my next exhibition and as I understand it the first Alderley Edge Art Festival, 2nd - 5th May.

I have been invited to join a group of artists to form an artists' co-operative (ACO Galleries) with the idea of staging group shows in the North West and North Wales.

Other artists in the co-operative so far are:-
Anne Bonner
Harry Robertson
Jonathan Brier
Emily Speakman
Tony Evans
Ian Walton

Click on the website for details and follow the link to Facebook and join us there.

Friday, 4 April 2014

Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside

There's nothing quite like a long white wall, a stack of paintings screaming to be hung and a well charged screwdriver. Twenty paintings will be holidaying in Venue Cymru, Llandudno over the next three months. Wish you were here?

Monday, 31 March 2014

Spattering and masking

Cwm Silyn (No.1) Watercolour/Pastel
The snowflakes have been falling and I've been spattering and masking.
Cwm Silyn (No.1) has now been published as a Limited Edition Print and can be viewed at The Oswestry Visitor & Exhibition Centre for most of April and at PG Framing and Molly & Mabel's

Cwm Silyn (No.2) has been sent to be framed.

Cwm Silyn (No.2) Watercolour/Pastel

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Oswestry Visitor & Exhibition Centre

Blue sky with dry stone wall (Pastel & Ink)

The jet stream has moved and I've made a pilgrimage to my wall. The sun was out and the skies were blue. I haven't painted a wall since last year and I've got a feeling there are more to come over the next few months. Blue, yellow and black.
Blue sky with dry stone wall (Pastel/Ink)

This painting will on view for the first time at the Oswestry Visitor & Exhibition Centre throughout April.