In the gallery from 17 March – 25 April we have two exhibitions and a profile : our mixed Spring exhibition, a solo show from architectural artist Katherine Jones and a driftwood sculpture show from Linda Beech.
Mixed exhibition from eight Welsh artists with several of them exhibiting with us for the first time.
The line up comprises of work by: Susan Barber, Jayne Day, Nick Glenton, Mike Guilfoyle, Gill Oakley, Andrew Smith, Robert Wells & Eleanor Whiteman.
This affordable show comprises of work in various media and subject matter with prices starting at £45. We have lino prints depicting popular Welsh landmarks such as Porthgain Harbour, Caerphilly Castle and Druidston Haven from Eleanor Whiteman to local places from Mike Guilfoyle such as the Church House Inn, Bedwas and the recently flooded Fisherman’s Rest. (The artist is planning to donate sale proceeds of The Fisherman’s Rest linoprints to the Bedwas Flood fund)
Also in the exhibition are small bold original paintings of the Welsh hills by Robert Wells, Merthyr Street scenes, from Susan Barber, which have the feel of a bygone era and quirky Welsh themed drawings by Jayne Day which always prove popular with our visitors. We also welcome work by Nick Glenton, Gill Oakley and Andrew Smith who are new to the gallery.
Katherine Jones, Architectural Artist
Cardiff based architectural artist Katherine Jones returns with a new collection of work for 2020. She draws influence from many cultures and art forms, combining these to create a style that is unique and contemporary. She uses pen, ink and watercolour to create intricate drawings and reinterprets detail and patterns of familiar settings and objects. Her pen and ink drawings represent familiar and popular landmarks in unique ways. They are built up with often repetitive line work to create an unusual and rich tapestry of patterns. They are extremely detailed and intricate and aim to capture the spirit of a place.
Katherine studied architecture at the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University between 2008 and 2015. She achieved a First Class Honours at BSc level in 2011, a Masters of Architecture in 2013 and gained her Professional Diploma in 2015.
Linda Beech, Profile
I am lucky enough to live and work in close proximity to
both glorious Welsh beaches and the beautiful Brecon Beacons. I am surrounded by natural beauty, inspiring scenery and an abundance of raw materials for my work as a sculpture artist.
My designs are mostly made from driftwood found whilst walking my dog along our wonderful shorelines. I also use reclaimed materials from salvage yards, old workshops and even the odd skip! These include everything from reclaimed Welsh roofing slate and rusty ironmongery to natural finds such as hazelnut shells, dried Brecon Beacons heather and welsh wool.
May aim is to capture the idyllic and romantic image of traditional coastal and rural Welsh scenes which you could almost step into