Tag Archives: Gayle Rogers

Look What I’ve Got!

30 Jun


Look what I’ve got! Ner nerner ner ner! 😛

Husb and I did a road trip up to Ynyshir in The Rhondda Valley today and bought this gorgeous Victorian book press off the charming Mike. I’ll use it for lino and wood block prints. I don’t know the make or date of manufacture so if anyone out there knows, I’d be grateful for any information. There’s a very worn logo on it, with a Lion and the letter ‘D’ underneath. Nearly corpsed Husb when he carried it in from the car.

We also crammed in a visit to the re-opened Cynon Valley Museum and Gallery in Aberdare which is showing an exhibition by Gayle Rogers, ‘The Parochial Artist’, for another week. Gayle is also a founder of The Workers Gallery in Ynyshir so we popped in there as well. A grand day out.




For a limited period I am putting a new drawing of an ancient monument on my Artfinder gallery every day.  If you’d like to check them out, please click on the image below or the Artfinder link at the top right of this page.




The Lucky Winner

6 Jun



I rarely win anything, probably because I don’t enter competitions or do the lottery and things like that. But sometimes you see little competitions on Facebook and Twitter asking you to like and repost / retweet something and then you’ll be entered for a prize draw. I often click these and I’ve won twice. The first time I won a lovely printed tote bag designed by illustrator Gayle Rogers from the Workers Gallery. And recently I clicked on a link to the Sunday Times Watercolour competition organised by Parker Harris and my prize came through the post today, a pad of very expensive Saunders cotton paper from St. Cuthbert’s Mill. Lovely.

I’m currently working on a series of expressive drawings of ancestral sites and if you want to see some of my other artworks, please click here.

Rain And Racing In The Rhondda

26 Mar

From the outside looking in through a work in progress from Chris Williams

Husb and I had a day off today, a rare thing when you’re self-employed and we went off to The Workers Gallery in Ynyshir for an afternoon of slot-car (Scalextric) racing with our young nephew. It was pouring down outside but we were warm and having a whale of a time inside, surrounded by gorgeous art.


Artists Gayle Rogers and Chris Williams set up this little jewel of a gallery just over a year ago when the village library was closed by ‘austerity’ cutbacks. It’s a fabulous place to visit and so is the Rhondda Valley, where Ynyshir is situated, with spectacular scenery. Gayle has her studio up at one end and the rest is divided into two gallery spaces, one for a rolling programme of contemporary art shows and the other for a permanent collection of the gallery artists.


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