Tag: local artist

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.