Referencing John Cleal

Referencing John Cleal - Copy

This caught my eye, you’ve made an excellent “ in the style of”, Andrew. And I like all of your other work in your gallery - interesting and different.

excellent work Andrew, i sometimes a soluble pencil for sketching as well as watercolour. Did you see Cyffin Williams art, he once came to an exhibition of mine in Blaenau Ffestiniog when i lived there.

Thanks Marjorie and David for the kind words. I have had a set of water soluble pencils for years but have one used them on rare occasions- never really used them for the basic drawing - I will give it a try. I have seen Williams pictures in the past , but I’ll definitely seek out more , thanks!

I like this, you have made a good job. I had a similar experience in a Pembrokeshire cottage , look up John Knapp-Fisher, there are similarities you might find interesting!

I like the style too and your sketch is great

Thanks for the comments, Heather and Sarah. I have seen John Knapp-Fisher's work in so many places in Pembrokeshire - his stuff is great and I hold on to every greeting card I've been sent with his artwork on it.

My absolute favourite Pembrokeshire artist is John Rogers: His work is amazing.

Brilliant thanks will look him up!

These are great paintings Andrew and they have sparked a really interesting thread. I have looked at Cyffin William's art before, but John Cleal, John Knapp-Fisher and John Rogers are new to me. Really interesting!

Hang on Studio Wall

Whilst on holiday in apartment in Wales I paid special attention to some wonderfully simple pen and ink drawings that had been there since the 1980s. The artist was John Cleal - I 'd never heard of him but envied his loose style. Imitation being the sincerest form of flattery I copied one picture (the cottage on the left) and tried to generate one of my own in his style - the house at Llangatock Wharf on the right. I found that he died in 2007 leaving behind a great body of work and a studio in Wales.

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Andrew Roles

I was painting regularly until 2015, but things dried up when I moved home and undertook a house renovation. During this last year, I've been stuck at home and like everyone had more time on my hands. Thanks to Grayson Perry for giving me a kick to restart. I paint in watercolour and acrylics and…

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