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Current Exhibition - Alastair Elkes-Jones & Martin Llewellyn 2018

14/09/2018 to 06/10/2018

Alastair Elkes-Jones was born in Llangollen in 1942 and spent his childhood and formative years in the industrial and rural climate of North Wales. Since 1971 he has lived on the South Wales coast working at his studio in Mumbles. Painting has been a life long pursuit unencumbered by formal training. His inspiration is found in the imagery of rural and coastal South Wales, the mountainous landscapes of North Wales, and the people who live and work there.

Martin was born in Neath in South Wales in 1963. A completely self-taught painter, he takes his inspiration from the dramatic coastline and landscape of his native land. Although beginning as a watercolour painter he has, in recent years, discovered the dramatic possibilities of working in oils with a palette knife. Influenced by painters such as Charles Wyatt Warren, Gwilym Prichard and Sir Kyffin Williams both in terms of technique and subject matter, his preferred inspiration being the landscape of Snowdonia, Anglesey and the dramatic Pembrokeshire coastline. He is now one of the most highly collected artists in Wales


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