Title: Opening Hours, Tenby
Size: 108 cm x 108 cm
Price: £1300 SOLD
Title: Shepherds Warning, Porthgain
Size: 77 cm x 108 cm
I was born in Neath and grew up in a small village just at the top of the Afan Valley. This sense of place is strongly reflected in my work. I moved to Pembrokeshire five years ago and found it blessed with beautiful coastal walks and great beaches. It is a very active area for painters because of the rich variation in scenery
Milford Haven oil refinery has featured in a few of my recent landscapes. It changes its appearance at different times of day. The three chimneys lit up at night can be seen for miles around – the sheer scale of them impresses me.
Closer to my roots, I am drawn to the rows of terraced houses that stretch and climb the hills. I feel a strong sense of community spirit looking at these built-up areas, but you also sense the deprived reality, on a grey wet day, they can almost seem depressing, but there is something more I feel – it’s almost like going back to another time. Working with photographs in the studio allows me to be flexible with choice of medium. After hours studying a single image, it allows me to imagine being in that moment again. Relating to the subject allows me to express myself through brushwork.