The Gower Peninsula juts out westwards into the Bristol Chanel. Its about 17 miles in length and 8 miles width at its widest point. I am planning to walk around its coastline, approximately 38 miles in length, maybe a bit less. I am starting at Mumbles.
I am delighted to have been featured in April’s edition of Welsh Coastal Magazine as part of their ongoing series “Inspirations” on contemporary artists in Wales.
I have a curiosity about exploring the whole coastline of Gower. The whole coastline is something like 38 miles long. I know and love certain parts of it very well, such as Three Cliffs Bay, which I have visited and painted many times but other parts I have never visited at all. I will change that and walk its length. I will document my walk with photos, sketches, and paintings.
Tenby has very a special place in my heart and I visited Tenby recently on a bright winter’s day for some artistic inspiration.
Here’s Hudson the black poodle. He’s a handsome chap. I was asked to paint a picture of him. Pretty straight forward, eh? Well, the challenge was that the commission required that Hudson was to be portrayed not in this rural idyll but in New York City, waiting outside…
In Swansea there will be an exhibition of Swansea-based female artists’ work at Cinema & Co. It will run from March 8th to 20th. There is an opening event on Thursday March 8th 6 pm to 8.30 pm.
The Fins hate it, the Russians have done away with it and the Chinese and Indian have never bothered with it. So we do we?
How beautiful Gower woodlands inspire my oil paintings
In 1928 the House of Lords was commissioned Brangwyn to produce a series celebrating the beauty of the British Empire but the peers refused to accept them because they were “too colourful and lively”. The House of Lords’ loss is Swansea’s gain. These panels are absolutely astonishing.
I have long suspected that my tendency towards SAD is one of the reasons why I paint so many sunny and bright scenes. The motivation for painting bright summer beach scence from Port Eynon, Gower.