Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Cottages at Abereiddy - Mid West Wales

These are probably the most photographed and painted cottages in Wales.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

SOAR Y MYNYDD - the remote chapel - Mid West Wales

Soar-y-mynydd or Soar y mynydd is a Calvinist Methodist chapel near the eastern extremity of the large parish of Llanddewi Brefi, Ceredigion. Its often-repeated claim to fame is that it is the remotest chapel in all Wales (“capel mwyaf pellennig/anghysbell Cymru gyfan”). Its name is Welsh for ‘Zoar of the mountain’. Zoar or its Welsh equivalent Soar is a not uncommon chapel name in Wales which derives from the mention in Genesis 19:20–30 of the place which served as a sanctuary for Lot and his daughters and which was spared by God when the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed.
The Calvinistic Methodists are a Welsh Protestant revivalist movement forming the Presbyterian Church of Wales. They trace their origins back to the evangelism and preaching of George Whitefield and especially Howell Harris in the late 1730s and 40s. They formed a separate body from the Church of England and from other Methodists after 1821, when their Rules of Discipline were published, followed in 1823 by their Confession of Faith based on the predestinationist Five Points of Calvinism. The working language of the Calvinistic Methodists has always been Welsh, and the services at Soar-y-mynydd are held in Welsh.

New Quay / Cei Newydd - Mid West Wales & layered photo.

Worm's Head - Gower Coast

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Aberaeron through the Layers

Having fun trying lots of layers - using fingers / paint rollers / children's pattern rollers for the walls and sea / scratching with forks and fingers ... using metallic paints, newspaper and whatever comes to mind. The best thing was - I had nothing in mind when I began to paint. It was only as I moved through that a topic suggested itself.

Saturday, 24 September 2016


Another reason NOT TO COME TO MID WEST WALES. The air is clean - the scenery is free - you can walk all the way around the boundaries of Wales. It probably rains every day. The people are horrible and they speak a strange language.

Monday, 19 September 2016

Having fun using new software.
This is a view from the Drovers Track overlooking Drenewydd, Powys Mid Wales. The overlay is peeling paint.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Walk from Aberaeron to Gilfach Yr Halen

Walk from Aberaeron to Gilfach Yr Halen.
All Welsh place names beginning with Aber mean 'the mouth of .... XYZ river'. Gilfach Yr Halen means 'Salt Creek/inlet'
A great walk - fed by big fat juicy blackberries all the way to overcome the very high humidity of 95%.

Hidden behind the main street in Llanon - Ceredigion - Mid West Wales is the ruin of a Tudor house. In this same street or area is the supposed home of Non, the mother of the Welsh Patron Saint David.


Battered by wind, rain and wild winds, Aberystwyth stands firm bathed in gorgeous sun. Most folk coming to stay in Aber stay a lot longer than they thought. Students give up good London salaries to return to its charm.

Friday, 19 August 2016


Just playing, as I do, with a photograph of my local Welsh village. I wanted to show off the beautiful white sides of the cottages and houses.


I am coming towards the end of my second year of the CEREDIGION ART TRAIL (150 artists opening studios and homes during the month of August).
This year I believe the weather has been against us because everyone is on the beach getting a very healthy tan.
This is one of my photos from the exhibition of an old Welsh Cottage in Llanon.


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