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Sept 8 - 30th MEIRION JONES
also new work by JACOB BUCKLAND,KAREN PEARCE and NICHOLAS WARD. Introducing work by CARL CHAPPLE and ELFYN LEWIS RCA.

MEIRION JONES - PATAGONIA

In 2014 I received an unexpected invite to spend a month painting the people and landscape of Patagonia. Isaias Grandis – the ambassador for Trevelin, Cardigan’s twinned town in The Andes – called with us in Cardigan and proposed the idea that I should spend the November and part of December of the following year in Patagonia. 2015 is a particular milestone in that it marks the 150 years since the Welsh landing in Porth Madryn in 1865.

I accepted the invitation, and spent half the time in “Y Dyffryn” (The Valley) in Gaiman and its vast, arid vicinity, then crossing the Patagonian Steppe “Y Paith” to The Andes.

Some 10 years before this venture I had spent a month in Patagonia, and crucially had kept in touch with the people I had met there. So that this time those people knew the reason for my journey and could take me to visit some reclusive people on isolated farms as well as more familiar characters. As I sketched these people and chatted with them, quite a few mentioned that their parents and grandparents had sat for Kyffin Williams when he made the trip in 1969, and so this added an interesting dimension to the project.

This exhibition at The Kooywood Gallery is a celebration of this colourful episode in Welsh history, and my attempt to describe the enigmatic Patagonian landscape and the warmth of its people.



MEIRION JONES - PATAGONIA

Yn 2014 cawsom gnoc annisgwyl ar y drws. Isaias Grandis – llysgennad Trevelin, gefeilldref Aberteifi – oedd yno, ac fe gynigiodd mod i’n treulio cyfnod, y flwyddyn ganlynol, yn darlunio pobol a thirlun Patagonia. Wrth gwrs, byddai 2015 yn garreg filltir hanesyddol gan mai dyma flwyddyn dathlu’r 150 o flynyddoedd ers i’r Mimosa lanio ym Mhorth Madryn. Derbyniais ei gynnig, ac felly’r Tachwedd canlynol roeddwn yn braslunio yn haul De America.

Treuliais hanner y cyfnod yn Y Dyffryn, cyn croesi’r Paith i’r Andes.

Ddegawd ynghynt, roeddwn wedi treulio mis ym Mhatagonia ac yn allweddol iawn, fe gedwais mewn cyswllt gyda’r bobol a gwrddais yno. Felly, pan ddychwelais y tro hwn roedd gennyf fodd i dorri’r iȃ gyda phobol encilgar y ffermydd diarffordd, yn ogystal ȃ’r cymeriadau mwy cyhoeddus. Wrth imi fraslunio’r bobol yma, a sgwrsio gyda nhw, fe nododd tipyn ohonynt i’w rhieni neu eu tadcu neu famgu gael eu darlunio gan Kyffin Williams yn 1969, ac ychwanegodd hyn haen arall o ddiddordeb i’r gwaith.

Mae’r arddangosfa hon yn Oriel Kooywood yn ddathliad o bennod anhygoel yn ein hanes, yn ogystal ag ymgais i ddisgrifio tirlun breuddwydiol Patagonia a hynawsedd ei phobol.



Statement.



The starting points of the paintings are invariably something or someone glimpsed whilst travelling around the parts of West Wales which are familiar to me. There is just something about the field patterns, the play of light on the sea, the relation between two colours which sparks something that asks to be developed. It hardly matter whether it is the sea or the hills, figurative or not, just as long as there is a spark which ignites what Van Gogh called “the driving force”.

The initial response is then developed in the studio, sometimes to the point that the finished painting is
radically different to how it started, but that is fine because the process
works best when it is a fusion of the actual physical geography and one’s inner
feelings towards that particular patch of land.

As time goes on, the details
become irrelevant and give way to the emotion, and the instinctual joy of mark making.

 


Vicente Evans, Nant Fach, Patagonia
Oil
42 x 59cm
£1600

Malacara
Acrylic
58 x 34cm
£1000

Afon Gamwy ger y Gaiman
Acrylic
52 x 26cm
£750



Afon Gamwy
Acrylic
36 x 57cm
£750

Victor Ellis
Acrylic
58 x 34cm
£1250

Edi Griffiths, Llain Las
Acrylic
500 x 60 cm
£1250



Rhys Roberts, Bod Unig
Acrylic
59 x 36cm
£1250

Lizzie Lloyd
Acrylic
57 x 45cm
£1400

Randal Rowlands
Acrylic
34 x 56cm
£1250



Luned Gonzalez
Drawing
29 x 20 cm
£400

Nita
Acrylic
34 x 27cm
£850

Y Paith
Acrylic
40 x 100cm
£2000



Jessica Jones
Acrylic
60 x 35cm
£1250

Dyffryn Camwy II
Acrylic
39 x 35cm
£750

Waldo Williams
Acrylic
51 x 69cm
£1400



Machlyd Dyffryn Camwy II
Acrylic
46 x 27cm
£750

Afon Camwy III
Mixed media
24 x 17cm
£400

Afon Camwy II
Mixed media
24 x 17cm
£400



Afon Camwy
Mixed media
24 x 17cm
£400

Machlyd Dyffryn Camwy I
Acrylic
33 x 41 cm
£750

Rhosynnod, Plas y Coed
Acrylic
60 x 43cm
£1250



Gauchos Cwm Hyfryd
Acrylic
57 x 60cm
£1400

Cwm Hyfryd
Acrylic
60 x 73cm
£1400

Gauchos III
Acrylic
39 x 49 cm
£1000



Ysgol Gymraeg yr Andes
Acrylic
59 x 70cm
£2000

Golau Lleuad Dyffryn Camwy
Acrylic
25 x 27cm
£400

Vicente Evans II
Acrylic
59 x 36cm
£1250



Alejandro Jones yn pedoli
Acrylic
50 x 39cm
£1000

Gauchos II
Acrylic
59 x 33cm
£1000

Luned
Acrylic
51 x 61cm
£1800



Billy Hughes
Acrylic
30 x 69cm
£1250

Luned ar Gaiman
Acrylic
59x 26cm
£1000


 


     
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