Tag: Paintings of Wales

Walking the Gower Coast. The Rules.

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.

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.