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See local land and seascapes at Newport Visitor Centre

Acrylic paintings capturing Pembrokeshire’s space and light by local artist Chris Reynolds will be on display at Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority’s Newport Visitor Centre until Saturday 7 January 2017.

There will be around 14 acrylics of differing sizes on display, featuring local land and seascapes including the Preseli Hills and Fishguard, as well as a number of cheerful beach scenes.

Chris Reynolds’ exhibition of local landscapes and seascapes will be on display in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority’s Newport Visitor Centre until Saturday 7 January 2017.
Chris Reynolds’ exhibition of local landscapes and seascapes will be on display in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority’s Newport Visitor Centre until Saturday 7 January 2017.

Chris Reynolds said: “I’m interested particularly in the play of light on the water and foreshore and, being a sailor myself, there are also quite a few paintings featuring boats.

“I am inspired by the ever-changing coast and landscape of Pembrokeshire and love seeing people enjoying themselves on holiday.”

Chris grew up on the Essex coast and moved to Pembrokeshire around 20 years ago, having holidayed in the area with his parents as a child. He now lives in the Preseli Hills near Maenclochog.

He added: “I’ve always loved Pembrokeshire. I find it is relatively unspoilt and has a lot of space and a lot of beauty.

“I was drawn here, not just to paint, but by the strong memories from my childhood. I also have a lot of artist colleagues here too so it’s very stimulating.”

Although he began painting on the east coast of Britain, he has continued to train since his move to the west coast and is part of a local art group that meets regularly.

The vast majority of the original paintings are available to buy, alongside a number of smaller prints.

Chris Reynolds’ exhibition will be on display in the Newport Visitor Centre until Saturday 7 January 2017.

Over the Christmas and New Year period the Visitor Centre will be open on Wednesday 21, Friday 23, Wednesday 28, Thursday 29 and Friday 30 December from 10am-3.30pm (closed 1pm-1.30pm).

From Wednesday 4 January 2017 the Centre will return to regular winter opening hours and will be open 10am-3.30pm (closed 1pm-1.30pm) Monday, Wednesday and Friday and  Saturday and 10.30am-1.30pm on Saturdays.

Published 21 December 2016


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