“With beautiful mountains and coastline on my doorstep, I am constantly in awe and inspired by the changing colours, light, communities and history of the landscape. Living in South Wales I am able to view entire clusters of communities within the Landscape.
I am never without my painting kit and can usually be found sat on the hillside on a sunny day. A painting will be completed in one sitting to record my feelings of the day.
I trained in illustration at Bath Spa University and after graduation worked as a graphic designer and exhibition designer but since 2010 have worked as full time Artist.”
Summer Haze Across Llangorse
Pwll Du Coal Tips
After a successful career as an Interior Designer, David concentrated on watercolour painting, and his paintings have been critically acclaimed for their colour rendition, detail and subtlety.
David’s formal training as a designer is reflected in many of his paintings.
His great love of colour, form and design is obvious.
He uses acrylic paint, indian ink and oil pastels for his recent works.
These paintings verge on the abstract, contrasting man-made structures against a background of Welsh landscapes.
The Sugar Loaf, Abergavenny
Capel y Ffin
After studying Fine Art at Newport College of Art and completing a postgraduate art teachers degree at Cardiff University, Keith spent over twenty years as a professional artist and teacher.
“I now paint full-time from my studio in South Wales. The series of recent paintings Blue Valley Red is a consequence of several years of evolving work inspired by my intimate knowledge of my immediate environment. The paintings are a personal response to the cultural heritage and ever changing moods of the Welsh landscape.
The diversity of the environment, from deep valleys with small industrial communities, to wild rugged hills and majestic mountains that dominate intimate valleys below, are a constant source of inspiration.
These personal and unique paintings are in many private collections and recently, in corporate collections.”
Red Hillside Farm
Evening Over the Valley
Road into the Valley
Robert Harrison was born in Neath in 1943. He studied at the West of England College of Art in Bristol, where he achieved a degree in Art and Design.
After a postgraduate course at Cardiff University, he taught Art at a comprehensive school in Hertfordshire before becoming a full-time artist.
He has exhibited at Sable and Hogg Gallery for 15 Years with his moody oils of the Brecon Beacons and the Welsh Landscape.
Dylan Thomas Boat House
Pen y Fan, Corn Du
Corn Du from Storey Arms
Pathway to Pen y Fan
Beacons (Llyn y Fan Fach)
Born in 1957, Nigel grew up in the village of Kniver, Staffs.
Showing a keen interest in painting, Nigel left school and went to Art College after trying teaching as a career. He then threw himself in to becoming a full-time artist. In 1982 Nigel married and his introduction to dogs brought about a change and the painting In Retirement was produced.
Nigel Hemming is regarded by many as one of the country’s leading painters of working dogs – his images often bearing a narrative theme. He says that he tries to paint pictures not simply of dogs, but about them. The appeal of his work led to his being presented with the Fine Art Trade Guild Published Artist Award in 1996.
Paul went through West Surrey College of Art after a few years in the Merchant Navy and went on to work in Exhibition Design in London before moving to North Wales. He and his wife ran a gallery and craft shop in Dolgellau before moving to Brecon to run Sable & Hogg Gallery. Now concentrating on his art, Paul paints landscapes, whether it be the Brecon Beacons or the Mountains of North Wales. and animal life.
Evening on the Beacons
Fan Fawr, Brecon Beacons
Frances St Clair-Miller
Frances was born and educated in London, and was a student at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, during the late sixties with some of the most brilliant printmakers.
A period of teaching helped Frances to spend more time improving her own techniques.
Frances has exhibited her work in England and the rest of the world and now lives and works in Herefordshire, where all her etchings are produced in her studio.
Beacons Way. Carrig Cennan Castle
Pen y Fan
From the Cat's Back
To the Cat's Back
“I was born with a brush stuck on my ear, exhibited my first painting in a gallery at the age of sixteen, and have exhibited in many prestigious exhibitions all over Britain.
I gained a first class honours degree in wildlife illustration at the West Wales School of the Arts. I specialise in wildlife and landscape paintings, concentrating on local subjects, particularly the more remote wilderness areas.”
Dragon’s Back - The Beacons
“I’m originally from Essex, in the east of England, but I have recently relocated to Mid-Wales to be amongst the mountains and moors. The wild, windswept tracts of the Cambrian mountains, Radnor hills and the Brecon Beacons are now my major source of inspiration.
The semi-abstract nature of my work, my use of non-traditional techniques, my bold compositions and my dynamic use of colour help portray the varied Welsh landscape in a new, vivid and surprising way.
My work can be found within private collections and galleries throughout the world. I also supply commissioned pieces to international and domestic interior design companies and private collectors.”