Ken Bridges

Ken is a practising artist living in North Wales where he has been working and exhibiting for the past fifteen years. His subject matter is mostly landscape or seascape.

He works in a variety of media the main one being oil paint where he enjoys it’s intensity of colour and mastic like qualities which enable him to apply the paint to the painting surface with brush, knife, fingers, or whatever tool seems appropriate to achieve a desired effect.

He also works in pure watercolour or sometimes adding other media to his watercolours such as pastel, charcoal and crayon on heavy watercolour papers.

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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.