John Rowlands

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John Rowlands was born in Llanrhystud, Ceredigion. 

He was educated in Aberystwyth and studied art in Cardiff, Bristol and Trinity College, Carmarthen.

He worked as an art teacher in Buxton, Ystradgynlais and Aberystwyth until he became Art Education Officer in the National Museum, Cardiff.

He won the crown in Pontrhydfendigaid Eisteddfod 1986.

Published two volumes with Lolfa Press - ANNWYL ARHOLWR and ABER.

John comments "My visual interests at present are concerned with varying degrees of semi-abstraction. I try to focus on the basic dynamics of a composition in terms of rhythm, scale and movement. The tension between formal and aformal elements underline all the works shown.

His work has been exhibited at Glyn-y-Weddw, Llanbedrog; Toko, Aberystwyth; The Albany Gallery, Cardiff; Crane Gallery, Mumbles; Snowdon Hill, Porthmadog; Canfas Gallery, Cardiff; Theatr Harlech; St David's Hall, Cardiff; Caban, Cardiff; Silver Moon Gallery, Porthmadog; Oriel Tonnau, Pwllheli; Bridge Gallery, Aberystwyth; MOMA, Machynlleth; Kooywood, Cardiff; Les Burridge Gallery, Cricieth; Festival Interceltique, L'Orient, Brittany; Waterfront Gallery, Milford Haven; Bill Swann Gallery, Porthmadog; Canolfan Cywain, Y Bala.