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Linda Bell - Wild Things

John Bell - In the Tenerife Surf

Sian Davies has recently gained the AIPF and ARPS Awards.
Below is her successful panel

Dinorwic Quarry, the second largest in the World
Due to the sudden closure of the Dinorwic Quarry 50 years ago, machinery and equipment was abandoned.
Today, sheltered in buildings heavy machinery is fairly intact but rusty.
Outside the elements are taking their toll.
Remains of rail tracks that carried the slate trucks to port hang precariously over slate mounds or deep chasms. The cutting sheds no longer have roofs. Chains and wire ropes still hang waiting for another working day that will never come.
Uncut slate does not come in rectangles as seen on our roofs. It comes in huge slabs of different shapes. I have photographed some slabs to use as backgrounds. I superimposed images from the buildings and around the quarry onto the slate shapes. For cohesion the slates shapes are flipped for half of the panel.
To emphasize the slate shape and hard life of the quarrymen I cut them out and surface mounted them.


NWPA Exhibition 2019

Several members entered this year's exhibition gaining a number of awards and 147 acceptances. 
Sharon Prenton Jones won the award for gaining the highest aggregate number of points. 

Keukenhof Gardens

Members Anne and David Flitcroft recently made a visit to the gardens in the Netherlands. Here is a gellery of their images.


The Eryri Group finished 8th out of the 41 clubs who entered this year.

The competition was won by the newly formed ISO Group with 72 points.

            Gated by Jean Chadwick 17

            Going for a Ride Sian Davies 18 HC

            Beating Tin Carl Senior 16

            Flat Calm Paula Senior 16

          Thank you to everyone who submitted their prints 

Celtic Mythology exists as a landscape of the imagination. Ancient tales from Wales, Ireland and Scotland feature images of strong independent women and heroic men appearing through the mists of legend. Dominated by the colours of earth, sea and forest, my images evoke a common ancestry, undivided by modern borders. Heroes emerge from backgrounds which are timeless and yet provide a dreamlike context to a shared Celtic heritage.
The challenge was to capture images of mythological characters rather than photographic models. The willing suspension of disbelief needed to see Queen Maeve in the Sligo hills or Twm Sion Cati riding away from the soldiers of the crown required me to work hard with my models crafting their facial expressions and body posture. Attempting to capture a sense of timelessness and myth was a difficult yet enormously satisfying challenge. Here history meets mythology in a visual celebration of the past.