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Art Exhibition: Landscape Paintings by Dawn Morgan

1 – 31 July Courtyard Gallery

Dawn Morgan is a writer and painter living in the Gwendraeth Valley in Carmarthenshire. Her paintings celebrate the colours and moods of West Wales: the bright cottages of coastal towns; light reflected on wet sand; castles turned orange by the sun; flowers in hedgerows or in the National Botanic Gardens.

Her love of this corner of Wales began as a child, when her first memories were forged on the beaches of Druidstone and Marloes. Although her family moved away, the region’s coast and landscapes continually drew her back and inspired her, until she eventually resettled in West Wales some 15 years ago.

Painting mainly in oils, as well as pastels, her interest in art started as a teenager when she studied at Lincoln College of Art. Opting for a career in writing, she kept art an occasional side-line until she took up her paintbrush in earnest again five years ago. Since then she has worked mainly on commissions, including four paintings for the Carmarthen based Nolan Charity Fund that were made into Christmas cards and auctioned at the charity’s gala dinner.

More information can be found on her website: www.art-dawn.co.uk