FINE ART Ray Burnell
I started to paint again after I moved to West Wales twelve years ago. Originally from Devon, I find a lot of similarities between the coasts, rivers and countryside of the West Country and those of West Wales.
As a Welsh learner I am also interested in the links between landscape, history and language.
I paint mainly in oils but recently I’ve tried mixed media art and have begun to introduce materials such as sand and slate etc. to add interesting textures and abstract shapes to landscape / seascape painting.
I go “Plein Air” painting one day a week in the spring and Summer. Painting out in the landscape is a completely different experience from painting in the studio. Painting outside in West Wales is a challenge sometimes, with changing light , weather……….and wildlife from angry horseflies to sandwich stealing Preseli ponies !!