Tag: Gower pictures

Anatomy of a commission

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…

Frank Brangwyn and Brangwyn Hall

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. 

Glynn Vivian Open Exhibition

Christmas Shows (2 of 2) In October 2011 the gallery was closed temporarily for a £6 million refurbishment and recladding of the 1974 extension. It wasn’t opened again until 2017. That’s almost 6 years closed. Then this  summer it reopened. So when the gallery announced that it was…