Artist’s drag­on­fly tale takes wing

New ex­hi­bi­tion a de­par­ture for land­scape spe­cial­ist

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THE multi award-win­ning Gallery Ffin y Parc, is pleased to in­vite you to a ma­jor art ex­hi­bi­tion fea­tur­ing 30 new works by highly col­lectable land­scape painter Dewi Tudur. Fol­low­ers of Dewi’s work will be pleas­antly sur­prised to ex­pe­ri­ence some­thing a little dif­fer­ent from the Tus­can-based Welsh artist.

Along with the snow-cov­ered land­scapes of Italy, most of Dewi’s new show, Dewey and the Drag­on­fly, tells the en­dear­ing story of a grow­ing friend­ship be­tween a boy and a drag­on­fly, set among the cy­press trees of Tus­cany in the 1960s.

Dewi Tudur was born in Mold in 1957 and lived in Llan­r­wst for many years work­ing as an art teacher and artist. He is now based in Italy with his fam­ily.

Of his work Dewi ex­plained: “I had the story Dewey and the Drag­on­fly in my mind last year about the em­pa­thy be­tween a little boy and a drag­on­fly. I’ve now writ­ten the story and com­pleted all the il­lus­tra­tions for this show at Ffin y Parc.

“The big­gest piece in the ex­hi­bi­tion is three me­tres long and I feel it re­ally shows the re­la­tion­ship of the little boy, Dewey and the drag­on­fly. Af­ter ex­hibit­ing for nearly 40 years, in what can some­times be a lonely pro­fes­sion, I wanted to show that I’ve still got the sen­si­tiv­ity of touch and show what else I can do.”

Dewi’s solo show will run along­side a Christ­mas Mixed ex­hi­bi­tion, which in­cludes work from over 40 gallery artists in­clud­ing Matthew Wood, Wil­liam Sel­wyn, Sarah Carvell and the highly col­lectable land­scape painter David Grosvenor, to name a few, with all works un­der £1,000 and sold off the wall.

Gallery owner Ralph San­ders added: “The Mixed Christ­mas Show is my favourite time of the year as it’s ever chang­ing with all works be­ing sold off the wall. We have beau­ti­fully cre­ated new works by 40 of our gallery artists, all for un­der £1,000, this runs along­side a new show from Dewi Tudur. I be­lieve peo­ple will be gen­uinely sur­prised to see this other side of Dewi, por­traits are not a direc­tion he has ap­proached for decades. This body of work is sim­plis­tic and pure, pow­er­ful and en­chant­ing.”

An ex­hi­bi­tion of new works by Dewi Tudur – ‘Dewey and the Drag­on­fly’ and a Mixed Christ­mas Ex­hi­bi­tion runs from Sun­day, De­cem­ber 8 un­til Sun­day, De­cem­ber 22 at Ffin y Parc Gallery, Betws Road, Llan­r­wst. LL26 0PT 01492 642070 www.welshart.

An ex­hi­bi­tion by Welsh land­scape painter Dewi Tudur (pic­tured be­low) en­ti­tled Dewey and the Drag­on­fly, along­side Mixed Christ­mas Show, is on from Sun­day De­cem­ber 8-22, at Ffin y Parc Gallery. Main, Windy Day with Drag­on­fly; in­set, Saltino

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