Why I Love David Jones – A Talk at Tenby Museum

I gave a talk on why I love David Jones at Tenby Museum on Friday 16th September. This was a personal reflection: I have loved his essays, poetry, paintings and lettering for many years, and he has had a profound influence on my work.

Thank you to everyone who attended, and to those who commented appreciatively on the night and and afterwards by email.

One painting of mine which was clearly influenced by his work is the card I made for Llandovery College on the occasion of the re-dedication of the chapel organ in 1991.

For anyone interested in David Jones’ work, a quick Google search will return a number of useful sites.

I would love to do this talk again! If anyone would like the text, please email me. 

 

 

 

‘Seeing the Sea’ at Tenby Museum and Art Gallery

After so many years of drawing and painting the sea this seemed a fitting subject for an exhibition at Tenby.

Until I started to prepare for this show, I had not realised for how long I had been seeing the sea, and for how long it has been an undercurrent in my work.

‘How frail our craft, how great yon sea’ is a telling metaphor for the human condition. Afloat on this fierce and fragile sea, safe harbours sometimes turn out not to be as safe as we had hoped; a prospect of the sea from a curtained window, a tiny sail on the horizon, all these can be rich in association and meaning.

I extend warm thanks to everyone at Tenby Museum; they have all been so helpful and efficient in preparing for the show and the hang was faultless. Also to my aunt Mollie, who, at 101 years of age, suggested the title Seeing the Sea.

Seeing the Sea continues until 4th September at Tenby Museum and Gallery