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'They strolled down the lane                    together,                                                               

The night was studded with stars.

They reached the gate in silence

and he lifted down the bars.

She neither smiled nor thanked him

because she knew not how:

For he was just a farmer's boy    

    and she was a Jersey cow.'        





Barley Saturday Exhibition

Posted 24/4/2018

The annual exhibition at the Corn Exchange in Cardigan which forms part of the Barley Saturday celebrations is taking place this week.  My work is being shown alongside beautiful paintings by Debbie Dunbar and Valerie Price-West's fabulous sculptures. 




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Albany Gallery Winter Show

Posted 2/1/2018

We had a very enjoyable evening at the Private View of The Albany Gallery Winter Show last night.  A great selection of work again.  



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Print Competition Winner

Posted 12/10/2017

I'm pleased to share the winner of our Facebook 'Win a print' competition is David Ian Jenkins from Dunvant.



David will receive a mounted artist's proof of the print 'Stepping up' featuring Welsh Cob stallion Caemansel Elwyn.  The original charcoal was recently exhibited at the Society of Equestrian Artists Annual Exhibition near Newark. 


Well done David and thank you to everyone who took part!

Demonstration for Cowbridge Art Society

Posted 29/9/2017

I had a great evening last night as the guest of Cowbridge Art Society.  I was asked to give a demonstration in charcoal and chose as my subject the Beautiful Welsh Cob stallion, Caemansel Elwyn.  As I only had two hours in which to demonstrate, I prepared before-hand by drawing out my composition in outline and roughly placing the main shadow shapes.  



 By coffee break on the evening, we had reached this stage...



By the end of our time together, we had managed to deepen the darks, heighten the lights with white charcoal, bring more definition to the mid-tones and put in an atmospheric background with vine charcoal.



I will continue to work on the piece to further refine it, but it shows what a wonderfully versatile medium charcoal is, and what can be achieved in the space of a few hours.


I wish to say a big thank you to Cowbridge Art Society for their hospitality. 

Private View of The Horse in Art

Posted 25/9/2017

We had a fabulous time yesterday at the Private View of 'The Horse in Art', the Annual Exhibition of the Society of Equestrian Artists.  The show will run until Saturday 7th October at Sally Mitchell's Gallery of Country & Sporting Art in Tuxford, Nottinghamshire. 



'Washdown' oil on canvas board


This scene from Pant Wilkin Stables, the home of Tim Vaughan Racing, is one of the pieces I am exhibiting along with leading artists in the equestrian field.  If you visit the show, you will be treated to a great variety of works in paint, pencil and pastel as well as sculpture and original prints from British and International artists.  




Above: with members of the SEA Barry Peckham and Alan Langford in front of a painting by Jenny Bell SEA. 


The Society was established in 1979 by ten founder members under the Chairmanship of Norman Hoad, a notable equestrian and aviation artist. The other members were John L Baker, Neil Cawthorne, Tom Coates,  Gillian Hoare, John King, L J Morris, Raoul Millias, Frank Wootton and the President Sir Terence Cuneo.


Since its inception, the Society’s principal exhibition for members’ paintings and sculpture has been the Annual Exhibition. As part of an ongoing renewal process in order to progress the Society as THE centre of excellence for equestrian art, it became an Open Exhibition in 2010 called ‘Horse in Art’, welcoming entries from members and non-members alike.