ABOUT THE ARTIST

Gareth Hugh Davies is best known for the powerful, enigmatic and often haunting imagery of his paintings.


He trained at Carmarthenshire College of Art, Portsmouth Polytechnic and North Staffordshire Polytechnic.


His work has been included in exhibitions at The Royal Academy of Art, The National Portrait Gallery, The Cricket Hill Gallery in New York, The Leith Gallery in Edinburgh and The Stephen Barclay Gallery in London amongst many others.


In 1990 he won the Gold Medal for Fine Art at the National Eisteddfod of Wales. His work is held in numerous private collections and the public collection of The Glynn Vivian Art Gallery in Swansea.


He says of his own work: "My work is an investigation into the relationship between the aesthetic, cultural and mythological in landscape painting...". www.ghdavies.f2s.com


ABOUT THE WORK


ABOUT THE AREA


Waterfall Country is an area in the top end of the Vale of Neath where a large number of spectacular falls are found particularly close to Pontneddfechan and Ystradfellte. Aberdulais Falls on the Dulais, a tributary of the Neath (Afon Nedd), and Melincourt Falls are also considered by many to be part of Waterfall Country.


Sgwd Isaf Clun-gwyn, the 'lowest fall of the white meadow' is one of the three celebrated falls on the Afon Mellte, formed where a fault brings hard sandstone up against softer mudstone.



Sgwd Isaf Clun Gwyn



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