Our Gallery is open all day every day and so please come up and have a browse at your leisure. One of the unique features of the hotel is its double life as an art gallery. Very informal, no stuffy sales assistants here! Just take your time and wander around.
All the art has a Welsh emphasis either through its artist or subject matter. We particularly like modern seascapes that complement our amazing location.
Artists Currently Exhibiting
Shirley Anne Owen
Shirley is based in the seaside town of Penarth. For this exhibition, she has drawn on the Pembrokeshire coastal and rural landscape for her subjects, including people who live here. Her ideas develop from ink and charcoal drawings and are freely interpreted in acrylics, oils or mixed media. Her work is characterised by a freedom of expression which gives it a strong sense of vitality and light.
Born in West Wales, Vyvyan very early on in life realised that Art in some form or another would play an important part in his life. Following a pre-dip foundation course at the old Llanelli School of Art, he went on to study graphic design at Ravensbourne College of Art & Design in Bromley between 1968-1971.
Following a brief time in London, Vyvyan eventually settled in Cardiff and whilst he continued to have a strong passion to paint, he found little time to pursue this interest whilst practising as a designer. However, a change in direction has finally materialised and it is exciting for him to be able to rekindle the enthusiasm he once had for painting many years ago.
This recent transformation has enabled Vyvyan to be creative in a very different way. By using a very different medium, no computers just simply a canvas, oil paints and a collection of palette knives, he has found the whole experience so refreshing and at the same time, so inspiring.
As a result, Vyvyan’s first collection of paintings are currently being exhibited at The St Brides Gallery in Saundersfoot. Based on scenes along the Welsh coastline, ‘Hiraeth’ plays a major part in the theme of his work and it is the sense of being so much a part of a place that brings him closer to his roots. It is very compelling and although each place is unique, they all seem to have a very calming influence and his work attempts to reflect this.
Alison Kaye Fowler
Pembrokeshire based, Alison Kaye Fowler has always been passionate about materials, constantly using a variety of different mediums to create interesting and exciting outcomes that may not always be completely controlled. She spent her time in University experimenting and exploring various media and during this time became incredibly involved with the materials she uses today such as, varnish, wood dyes, gloss and matt paints, acrylic paints glues and charcoal.