Rhinogydd: Ancient Routes and Old Roads

Photography and Text by Jean Napier MA ARPS

Jean’s fifth book entitled “Rhinogydd – Ancient Routes and Old Roads” has just been published and she will be giving a series of talks and book signing at a variety of places. The book has evolved from Jean’s project for her recent Masters in Fine Art at Aberystwyth University and is full of text on the history of the Rhinogydd written after months of intensive research and contains dozens of Jean’s photographs.

“I have been exploring the county of Meirionnydd for many years and find the varied landscape endlessly fascinating and one particular area, the Rhinogydd mountains and surrounding high moorland, is especially captivating and full of the remains of human habitation that date back centuries.”

Dates and places for Book signings:

6.00pm            16 November – Draig Dipsy Dragon Gallery – Dolgellau
7.00pm            22 November – A Likely Story Bookshop – Tywyn
6.30 pm           23 November – Pen’rallt Bookshop – Machynlleth
2.00pm            24 November – Artworks Gallery – Aberdyfi
7.00pm            25 November – Hamdden Ardudwy Leisure – Harlech

Book Price £5.95

Contact Jean on 0771 8228 791 or info@jean-napier.com

Jean Napier

Jean Napier was born in East London, but has lived in the Snowdonia National Park since 1991 and the magnificent scenery of the Park is the main inspiration for her photography. Man’s influences on the landscape of North Wales through the ages are a recurring theme in her exhibitions and photography books. Her first book Rhosydd A Personal View – Golwg Bersonol (bilingual Welsh/English) depicts the remains of an old slate quarry in northern Wales with historical text. This was followed by three books that explore nine North Wales rivers from their source to the sea with photographs by Jean and text by Alun Richards.
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The Old Ways – A Journey through the Rhinogydd Mountains

Join local Photographer and Author Jean Napier MA for a visual journey through this wild part of Meirionnydd. She will present an illustrated talk and short film produced as part of her Masters featuring the life of the drovers and gold miners among other tales.

Her fifth book entitled “Rhinogydd – Ancient Routes and Old Roads” has just been published and will be available for sale.

Ceredigion Museum – Aberystwyth

Friday 1 December 7.30pm
Admission £5

Jean Napier MA ARPS
info@jean-napier.com
http://www.jean-napier.com

Rhinogydd: Ancient Routes and Old Roads

One of our members, Jean Napier, has a new book being published on 15 November.

The Rhinogydd mountains are littered with the remains of human habitation that date back centuries. This little book gives you a taste of the drovers’ routes, old coaching roads, derelict gold mines and ancient tombs that still exist in this magnificent landscape.

Jean has explored this wild upland of Meirionnydd extensively over many years. Her passion for this unique land is evident in every photograph taken and word written.

Art Show 2017

The judges for the competition theme ‘Last Light’, Nick and Kate Coldham artist and proprietors of ArtWorks, Aberdyfi. The winner is ‘Last Light’ by Glenys Lawson’. Highly commended goes to ‘Mawddach Sunset’ by Huw Lewis-Jones, ‘Llyn Peninsula’ by Jean Napier and ‘Purple Reverie’ by Valerie Land.

   

The People’s Choice winner is Ken Bridges with his work ‘Rain Clearing the Rhinogs’.

A few snapshots at today’s preview. Head spinning busy and lots of smiles.

Some of the hanging team looking cool and one of the team playing peek a boo.

 

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June Workshop: Making a Silk Purse Out of a Sow’s Ear

Meirionnydd Artists Society workshop, Thursday 1st June 2017, 10.30.am. to 4.00.pm, at Llanelltyd village hall. The workshop will be tutored by Wendy Murphy. You can use  Painting & drawing materials of your own choice. Costs for members is £10, and for non-members is £12.

Wendy will bring photographs and encourage and show you how to create paintings and drawings from them. You should bring with you drawing and painting materials of your choice to use on the day. Please also bring protective covering for the tables and carpet etc. in the village hall.  Also avoid getting paint on other items e g. crockery & glass.

 

Valerie Land

Valerie studied art and design at Norwich and Farnham and took a post-graduate course at the University of Reading.  For some years she was head of art in a private school in Suffolk.  Since 1999 she has been a professional artist living in Wales. She exhibits, works to commission and is a freelance tutor. Her work is solitary, restful and contemplative, capturing a particular mood rather than a specific location.
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