A Young Woman in Blue by Gwen John
The Martin Tinney Gallery is celebrating its twentieth anniversary, and on Thursday Peter and I drove to Cardiff to be present for the opening of the exhibition mounted to mark the occasion. The rooms were thronged with artists and friends of the gallery, and there was wine and a splendid array of canapés. All congratulations to Martin, Nick, Myf and the team for creating and hosting such a memorable event.
The ground floor has been hung with works from the gallery’s archive of contemporary and historic Welsh artists. From the past there are all the names you would expect, with wonderful examples of works by Gwen John, Felicity Charlton, Sir Cedric Morris, James Dickson Innes, John Piper, David Jones, Ceri Richards and Brenda Chamberlain to mention just some of the treasures on show.
The Heavy Cloud, Arenig by James Dickson Innes
The paintings of living artists from the archive are present too, among which are works by John Knapp-Fisher, Vivienne Williams, Sigrid Muller, Rosemary Burton, Mary Griffiths, Mary Lloyd Jones, Charles Burton, Claudia Williams, Gwilym Pritchard, William Wilkins, Shani Rhys James and myself.
Campanula Orientalis and Seaweed: Aberporth still-life by Clive Hicks-Jenkins
The exhibition is on until November 24th. Catch it if you can.
On the first and lower ground floors are works for sale by current gallery artists, including some of the illustrations I made for the recently published collection of poems by Marly Youmans, The Foliate Head, and the large collage The Greening of Gawain.
The Greening of Gawain
Acrylic Collage on Paper
75 x 83cms