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Gwyn Roberts

Tuesday 26 March 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until Saturday 06 April, 2019

An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Sunday and Thursday, repeating until Saturday 06 April, 2019

Free

Gwyn Roberts is one of Wales’ finest contemporary landscape artists and his work is admired by both critics and the public alike.

In this exhibition, Gwyn’s passion for the dramatic Welsh landscape, from the rugged coast of West Wales to the highest peaks of his native Snowdonia, continues to inspire his work.
Gwyn’s grandfather and great grandfather were slate quarrymen in North Wales, and a number of pictures in this exhibition were inspired by iconic industrial remains, places that connect us to our ancestors’ fight for survival in some of Wales’ harshest working environments.

Although he has painted all his life, he only began using a palette knife to paint 12 years ago, when an accident resulted in the loss of the thumb joint on his right hand and he feared that he might never be able to paint again.

He had difficulty holding a paintbrush, but picked up his old palette knife and began to paint with thick oil, something he had considered doing for years. He Gwyn is one of Wales’ finest contemporary landscape artists and his work is admired by both critics and the public alike.

In this exhibition, Gwyn’s passion for the dramatic Welsh landscape, from the rugged coast of West Wales to the highest peaks of his native Snowdonia, continues to inspire his work.
Gwyn’s grandfather and great grandfather were slate quarrymen in North Wales, and a number of pictures in this exhibition were inspired by iconic industrial remains, places that connect us to our ancestors’ fight for survival in some of Wales’ harshest working environments.

Although he has painted all his life, he only began using a palette knife to paint 12 years ago, when an accident resulted in the loss of the thumb joint on his right hand and he feared that he might never be able to paint again.

He had difficulty holding a paintbrush, but picked up his old palette knife and began to paint with thick oil, something he had considered doing for years. He instantly realised that he had found a technique that suited him and enabled him to capture the beauty and majesty of the landscape of Wales. What could have been a handicap turned into a blessing.

Gwyn’s style is instantly recognisable, not only because of his firm, bold geometric strokes with the palette knife, but also because of the dramatic contrasts of light and shade in his work.

“I get most of my inspiration from Wales’ most dramatic landscape, from the cliffs on the west coast to the high mountain crags in the north. If the subject matter is dramatic, I feel able to compose a strong picture, which is very satisfying.”

Details

Date:
Tuesday 26 March
Time:
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
http://www.albanygallery.com

Organizer

The Albany Gallery
Phone:
029 2048 7158
Email:
info@albanygallery.com
Website:
www.albanygallery.com

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Submitted Venue Name
The Albany Gallery

Venue

The Albany Gallery
The Albany Gallery, 74b Albany Road
Cardiff, CF24 3RS
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Phone:
029 2048 7158
Website:
www.albanygallery.com