I was thrilled and immensely proud to be commissioned to paint a portrait of Dr Wynne Davies by the Welsh Pony and Cob Society.
This painting, of Dr Wynne with the Section A stallion Dinarth What Ho was unveiled at the Royal Welsh Show in July.
Dr Wynne Davies MBE is one of the leading figures in the Welsh Pony and Cob world and has been for over 60 years. He is a staunch member of the Welsh Pony and Cob Society. Dr Wynne is also a renowned breeder of Section A ponies under the prefix Ceulan. He has been involved in the running of the society for the past 69 years, and given the annual Publicity Report, as the Society Publicity Officer, for the past 39. He has attended and reported on the Royal Welsh Show, and on numerous shows and events across the United Kingdom and the world, for Horse and HOund and other magazines and is known and valued by all who breed and compete.
Dr Wynne’s retirement as Publicity Officer was announced at the WPCS AGM on the 1st of April,
Vice Chair of Council, Colin Thomas, said: “Dr Wynne’s knowledge of the Breed and background has been so impressive to us all. His retirement is a great loss to the Society. Wynne has graced the Welsh Pony and Cob Society as a Council member and Publicity Officer over many decades, which has been a sheer delight to the global membership.”
So excited to be able to finally announce that I have become a member of the King Street Gallery Artist’s Gallery in Carmarthen! It’s going to be a pleasure to be able to exhibit in this beautiful gallery on a regular basis. My work is now on display in the Main Gallery.
I also have a Solo Exhibition coming up with all new work in the Gallery’s Chate Room, 1st – 13th September 2017. I will be stewarding the gallery for the first time on 16th August so why not pop in and say hello?
Well it’s a busy start to 2017, and I have lots of events planned for the year ahead. Have a look at my Exhibitions page to see where I will be showing my work. There are many more to be added once I have confirmed all the details. I am also planning to lead a couple of workshops this year, One in Cowbridge and one in Carmarthen so if you would like to be kept informed please check back or perhaps sign up for my newsletter – You will find the sign up form right at the bottom of this page- which will keep you informed of any upcoming events.
My studio has been cleared ready for new work, and have already completed two small dog paintings which I will post soon, with details of where you can see them. I am holding a joint exhibition with fellow artist, Ceramic Sculptor Valerie Price-West in the Corn Exchange Gallery in Cardigan during the lead up to Barley Saturday. It will be our fourth consecutive joint exhibition in this lovely gallery, its becoming quite a fixture! I have an all new body of work planned for this, which I am very excited about. Joining us again will be one or two invited artists, including this year Rebecca O’Dwyer who hails from Cardiff. You can see her beautiful drawings on her website. The painting below is one of two sold pre Christmas at Sally Mitchells Gallery in Tuxford, Nottinghamshire. She has a fabulous gallery in an old coaching in called the Newcastle Arms. Sally has built a reputation as one of the finest Rural and Sporting Fine Art publishers in the country and I am very proud to have my work represented there. Most of the top floor holds a simply wonderful museum which she has collected and created called the Museum of the Horse and is definitely worth a visit if you are in the area. There is a lovely little cafe in the courtyard, both original work and fine art prints by many top artists is displayed and for sale.
Very pleased that four of my paintings have been juried in to the Horse in Art Exhibition that opens in the Mews at Palace House, Newmarket, at the magnificent new National Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art which was officially opened by HM The Queen on 3rd November. The exhibition is open from 21st November – 4th December, it should be a super exhibition and I am looking forward to the day of the Private View during which we are holding a live painting event in the town with the picture judged best going straight on to be hung in the exhibition. The Prize giving takes place during the Private View in the evening and looks like being a busy event!
The Coast Path at Greenaleigh Farm, Exmoor
I have donated the painting below ‘An April Day’ to raise funds for the Society – which is a charity – The painting is the prize in a draw which will take place during the exhibition.