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Dorothy Taylor is an established landscape painter, graduating from John Moores University in the 1980s where she went onto have a career as a teacher in art and design and head of department in Wigan. Today she lives and paints in North Wales with a focus on the Welsh landscape that are often juxtaposed in a way that makes the ordinary seem extraordinary.

These works were all created during the height of the early lockdown. Dorothy spent most days painting in her studio, working steadily and purposefully in a way to manage the ongoing uncertainty. Inspiration came from re-visiting happy memories and of good times spent with family and friends, which also provided much comfort and positivity. 

The paintings themselves have a sense of atmosphere; one of hope and wellbeing. This is achieved through tone and heightened colour suggesting a dreamlike state, whilst in others using pictorial composition to derive balance and harmony. These paintings are like oxygen for the mind and eye. To quote Dorothy:

"At a time of isolation- one’s mind roams even when our feet and bodies cannot. If new landscapes, views and picturesque compositions cannot be experienced, memories of places once enjoyed can. This is where my mind longs to reside and dwell happily. Free from my anxieties; free from what the future might hold, my mind finds a pleasant resting place in memory and remembrance. 

This is not to bury my head in the sand but rather to keep my mind healthy and positive. And what is it then that maintains importance, is it family, friends, associates?

Yes, but for me the landscape painter; it is other things too. It is the thing that draws me to keep on pursuing what one sees, the wonderful world we live in.

Woods and Water…. Land and Air."

Dorothy Taylor, 'Floating World I,'   £365
Dorothy Taylor, 'Floating World II,' £365


Harri Carmichael is an Artist and Jeweller, living and working in her home studio on Anglesey.
She has a HND in Jewellery and BA Hons in Fine Art.
Her multidisciplinary practice uses a wide variety of materials suggested to her by the inspiration for the piece which may relate to topics from bioengineering to the natural beauty she is surrounded.  She has worked with mirror, wood, modelling materials, and found objects as well as traditional painting and printing materials, precious and non-precious metals and stones.Harri has been involved in the Ogwen Festival’s pop up sculpture area for several years, creating site specific work.
Harri’s paintings were first included in the Cambrian Academy Open Exhibition when it was in Plas Mawr and have since been exhibited in many open exhibitions including at Mostyn, Theatr Clwyd and a solo exhibition in Oriel Mon.  She has regularly sold work in galleries and her silver jewellery that celebrates the natural world.

In the gallery is a selection of her silver jewellery, which is always popular based on nature and mountains and a selection of monotypes.

Harri Carmichael. 'Snowdonia I'    £65
Harri Carmichael, 'Snowdonia II'   £65
Harri Carmichael 'Snowdonia III'   £65
Harri Carmichael, 'Snowdonia IV.' £65
Harri Carmichael  'Snowdonia IV'  £65
Harri Carmichael. Silver oak ring. £60
Harri Carmichael. Mokune penant with chain. £65
Harri Carmichael  Silver Mountain Ring    £55
Harri Carmichael. Mokune silver and copper small square pendant. £45
Harri Carmichael. Mokune silver and gold pendant. £65
Harri Carmichael.


Ian Phillips is a Printmaker, living in Pennal, Gwynedd. His work specializes in portraying the wild landscape and seascapes of Wales, with a current emphasis on Snowdonia and the North Wales coast. 

Ian has been working with lino for almost 30 years. He originally completed an illustration degree and worked in London as an editorial illustrator. During this time, Ian discovered that being out in the landscape inspired him. He was motivated by the technique not the brief and became disillusioned with inventing illustrative content in the middle of a big city. In 2001 he moved to mid Wales to study the landscape and improve his relief printmaking technique.  

Ian’s printing process today starts, as it always has done; with a walk and a sketchbook. He follows lonely trails over empty hills; through twisting forests tracks; or along cliff side paths; waiting for colour, pattern and texture to catch his eye. Ian is looking for a finished composition he can use standing out in the landscape. Once he finds the right place to stand and the right direction to look he starts drawing. Once back in the studio the work consists of scaling up the image to size, drawing it out and starting the cut.

The printing of a linocut is all about pattern. The image may start life as a scribble in a sketchbook but as work commences with linoleum, the process becomes all about gouging and cutting to make marks.  These marks then create a picture through the suggestions of the texture of rock, or the patterns of water for example. Ian builds up patterns and textures to create the feel, mood and atmosphere for the landscape of which he walked.

Ian Phillips, 'Porth Towyn – Llyn Coastal Path.' £585
Ian Phillips. 'Cliff Edge' £285
Ian Phillips  'Journey Home'   £195
Ian Phillips  'Stone and Sea'  £485
Ian Phillips  'Mountain Light'   £485


Judith Harrison is an established mixed media artist lives in Oswestry on the Welsh borders and exhibits locally and in galleries across Wales. She is a member of the Borderland Visual Arts network and takes part in their open studio events.

Judith is fascinated by the sombre colours and ever changing atmosphere of the Welsh landscape and its’ closely interwoven myths and legends as well as the surrounding man-made structures left behind by the ancient peoples. 

Her mixed media work often has a starting point of a collage of old book pages and pieces of unused collagraph prints. This is then covered with other materials such as paper, cloth and paint, sealed and then unified using a layer of oil ink. This layering process creates a complex and often dark picture which aims to capture the essence of the myth. 

These works have all been created this year since the early lockdown. Judith brings together ancient stories and folklore to the modern day from around the world in a body of work that brings meaning, offers balance and ultimately uplifts.

Judith is highly collectable and these works are well worth a view. Click on each picture for the individual story.

Judith Harrison, 'Circle Series I – Three Fish.' Mixed Media. Size: 53cm x 53cm. £400
Judith Harrison. 'The Return of the Dove.' Framed Mixed Media on Canvas. Size: 53cm x 53cm. £400
Judith Harrison, 'Circle Series II – Seeking the Golden Bird.' Mixed Media. Size: 43 x 43 cm. £250


Katy Jones has been working as an artist since 2003, during this time she has exhibited and sold internationally as well illustrating a number of books and running art workshops. Currently based in Manchester, Katy is a regular visitor to the area for inspiration. Katy loves a story, especially fairy tales, myths and legends. We have many of these in the region. Nature is another source of inspiration. She enjoys walking in forests and exploring lonely sea shores as well as discovering historical places full of myth and legend.

Often using watercolour and coloured pencils, Katy enjoys painting scenes discovered in nature and from the imaginary that is often attached to an ancient story.

The recent works created since the lockdown for this exhibition shows Katy's view on the world in her subtle reflections. One can see the importance of caring for the natural world and the power of stories to help us find and explore deeper, less materialistic meanings in life. Like the phoenix rising from the ashes. Katy's positivity shows that collectively we can overcome anything!

These works are beautifully framed in a light oak. 

Katy Jones, 'Phoenix Feather II.' Framed Size: 30cm x 35cm. £164
Katy Jones, 'Phoenix Feather I.' Framed Size: 30cm x 35cm. £164
Katy Jones. 'Fiery Phoenix.' Framed Size: 34cm x 43cm. £354
Katy Jones. 'Phoenix Feather III.' Framed Size: 30cm x 35cm. £164
Katy Jones. 'Phoenix Feather IV.' Framed Size: 30cm x 35cm. £164
Katy Jones, 'Bramble Triptych.' Framed Size: 65cm x 37cm. £315
Katy Jones. 'Horse Chestnut Triptych.' Framed Size: 65cm x 37cm. £315
Katy Jones, 'Lepidopterist’s Rainbow.'   Framed Size: 34cm x 43cm. £235


Terrence Bunce is a ceramicist inspired by nature; researching the natural rock forms and fauna of the mountains around his home in North Wales. He produces a fine range of pottery as well as sculptures. After studying BA hons ceramics at Cardiff School of Art he gained a first-class honours degree and masters at the University of Central Lancashire,  he has exhibited work in exhibitions and many of the major ceramic fairs across the UK. He continues to work from his home in North Wales.

This sequence of work has been inspired by the mountain ranges of Snowdonia where he has collected clay from the land itself to form the ingredients in these sculptural works.

Terrence Bunce, 'Rhinog Fawr' Ikebana, mountain rock vase, hand carved Kurinuki style. £190
Terrence Bunce, 'Rhinog Bach' Ikebana, mountain rock vase, hand carved Kurinuki style. £100
Terrence Bunce, 'Cnicht' Large Ikebana, mountain rock vase, hand carved Kurinuki style.  £290
Terrence Bunce, 'Oblong hand carved kurinuki pickle dish'  £40
Terrence Bunce. 'Small square, hand carved kurinuki pickle dish.' £30
Terrence Bunce, 'Mwg Bach' £30
Terrence Bunce, 'Mwg Mawr'   £40
Terrence Bunce, 'Rugged rock form thrown, carved and altered beer mug.'£40
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Harri Carmichael. Mokune penant with chain. £65