Criccieth based Welsh artist David Grosvenor has produced 50 new oil and watercolour paintings depicting his beloved North Wales landscapes for a joint show this month alongside still-life painter James Guy Eccleston and gallery newcomer Ceri Auckland Davies.
All three artists will have their work on show in a joint exhibition at the award-winning art gallery Ffin y Parc, near Llanrwst, from this Sunday, October 15 until Wednesday, November 8.
In his latest exhibition 61 year-old David Grosvenor has produced a new collection of landscapes from mountains to the coast throughout the year to capture it in all its aspects and moods. Since moving to North Wales over 20 years ago, David has become one of the gallery’s most popular and widely collected artists. Of his work David explained: “Some of the paintings are tiny jewel like windows on to some of my favourite haunts but the exhibition also includes the largest painting I have produced since my days at art college.” Exhibiting alongside David is fellow landscape artist Ceri Auckland Davies with his first show at Ffin y Parc Gallery, a collection of sea and landscapes. What makes his work unique is his chosen medium of egg tempera; he makes his own paint by blending egg-yolk with pigments. The paint is applied in many thin translucent layers, a slow process but one which allows him to make work that is smooth and refined. Ceri explained: “I always hope my audience can see beyond the composition and see the abstract ideas that lie within the painting. Each one however large or small contains an overriding theme.”
He added: “I think of all my paintings as my babies as they can be quite emotionally draining, and all have something to say.”
For his new show at Ffin y Parc, still-life artist James Guy Eccleston has made another beautifully painted and meticulously rigorous collection. James was born in 1972 and trained at Bourneville College and Wolverhampton University. He studied under R.O Lenkiewicz for eight years.
Of his work Gallery owner Ralph Sanders added: “In James’ world everything is open to interpretation, nothing is clear and simple as it seems.”