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A full time artist and author, David has written fourteen books illustrated by his paintings. His most recent book, David Bellamy’s Mountains & Moorlands in Watercolour was published by Search Press in September 2010. Seven films on watercolour painting by David have been produced by APV Films of Chipping Norton, plus two DVDs on his Arctic adventures in Greenland and Svalbard. He writes for Leisure Painter magazine and the outdoors press, and also runs watercolour courses and demonstrates to art societies.

Born in Pembroke, David travels widely in search of subjects and is especially fascinated by the Arctic in its various moods, and mountain and desert scenery in the Middle East. In his search for subjects to paint he has fallen over a crocodile in Kenya, sketched on dog-sledges in Greenland and taught Maasai warriors to sketch in Tanzania.

Through his painting and writing he endeavours to bring about a greater awareness of the threats to the natural environment. David has been featured on radio and television in numerous programmes both painting and conservation roles, including his own series on HTV(Wales).


His work can be viewed on his website www.davidbellamy.co.uk

Mutrah Fort - David Bellamy


Harry Fogg

Harry was born in Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire in 1930 where he attended Stamford Boys School. He left Sheffield,   moving to Wales in 1966 and he now lives in Crickhowell with his wife. He has a married daughter who lives nearby with his three grandchildren.
Harry is completely self taught but was very much inspired by Lowry after seeing an exhibition of his work in 1947, whilst living in Manchester.
He first started to paint in the 1960s and then had a huge break before starting again in 2002.
Harry has a varied background , having been a butcher and Grocer to working at the Daily Telegraph within the
circulation department.
Local showings include Talgarth, Three Cocks and Brecon.


Jenny Keal

Jenny Keal draws her main inspiration from the rich history of the landscape. Her special interest is in vernacular architecture and local culture, and she will explore the most remote places to locate an old farm or cottage set in wild scenery. The historical associations have a profound influence on her work. Her inspiration is also drawn from the atmospheric effects of the weather on the landscape, and the geology of mountains, valleys and coast. She frequently travels in the UK studying the similarities and differences in the local buildings styles and cultures.


She and her husband, artist David Bellamy, travel to some of the most remote and inhospitable places of the world in search of spectacular scenery and cultural encounters, frequently taking painting groups with them on trekking and adventure trips.


Jenny’s book ‘Learn to Paint Landscapes in Pastel’ was published by Harpercollins in 2003 and her next book ‘Painting with Pastels’ for Search Press is due for publication in 2011. She has produced two instructional dvd’s.

More information can be found at www.jennykeal.co.uk


Artist and Illustrator
Amanda was born in Cheshire but realised her dream of living in Wales 14 years ago.
She revels in making Welsh towns her own and each painting has something happening in every corner.
With the beautiful Elan Valley as her base she can't help but to be inspired.
Amanda's unique style of interpretation has steadily grown and her paintings, which are very vivid, are quite often 'Tongue in cheek'.
Amanda has several successful exhibitions under her belt and has recently been asked to paint in Euro Disney in Paris for their Welsh Festival' next year.
Amanda is able to undertake commissions.


Jenny Hare

Jenny Hare is an artist and writer living in a beautiful valley in Wales on the edge of Brechfa Forest. Her paintings and poems are inspired by her love for the wild hills and forests of Wales, and animals of all sorts, especially the native Welsh Mountain ponies. She also paints the Gower, Pembroke and Dorset coastlines where “the sea, sands and sunsets sing to my soul.” Interested in the way words and pictures complement each other, she enjoys marrying fiction and poetry with her paintings.

Her work tends to naturally flow in two seams – gentle impressions of horses and other animals with their character shining through, and bright colourful impressions and abstracts of the landscapes around her.


Jenny Hare has also written a giftbook - Mango the Marmalade Cat - seems to be very popular so for little birthday or Christmas presents.

Geoff Johnson - Dip Art & Design, B. A. Honours, Art Teaching Certificate

Tel: 07765495446


Geoff Johnson trained at Lydney School of Art in the Forest of Dean and went on to Loughborough College of Art and Design, where he did a Degree in Fine Art. He then undertook a post-graduate degree course at the University of Cardiff, South Wales.

After teaching in Essex he moved to the Isle of Wight where he was Head of Art at Medina High School for over twenty years, and followed by four years as an art teacher on the Bahamas. Then after teaching in Oxford he retired to paint full-time, and now lives in Presteigne in Powys.

His main source of inspiration is landscape and nature, using a camera as a sketch book, and working in watercolour, acrylic, and etching, he produces the same image in a variety of media. He has exhibited regularly, undertaken commissions, and his work continues to enjoy wide acceptance.


Paul S Day

Paul creates images which often combine realistic observations from

life and nature with stylized, surreal or abstract elements of fantasy and imagination.

Paul uses a range mediums and techniques, most frequently, acrylic paints

inks, oils and pencils to produce work with subjects ranging from landscape

and portraiture to more esoteric themes. 


Michael A. Hardwick

Michael trained at Chelsea College of Art and after moving to Wales from Surrey decided, after several years of teaching art, to concentrate full time on his painting.

Painting in both watercolours and oils he developed his oil painting initially to capture the feeling and mood of the local landscape and stormy skies seen over the coastline both near his home and during his frequent visits to Cornwall.

Michaels work in oils now encompasses portraiture, landscapes and still life but throughout this work light has been the primary catalyst on the subject he paints. He uses light, colour and brushstrokes as tools to affect solutions in achieving a dramatic style.

Paintings have been published in “The U.K. Master Painters Showcase” for the magazine “The International Artist”.

Work is held in private collections and been exhibited in many U.K. galleries including St Davids Hall Cardiff, Fountain Fine Art Llandeilo,

The Albany Gallery Cardiff, The Heiffer Gallery London,

The Navigator Gallery St Just and Harbour Lights Gallery, St. Davids.

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