Picton Castle and Gardens

Visiting Artists

ray burnell

This summer season at Picton Castle we are delighted to welcome back artist Ray Burnell, who will be exhibiting his glorious artwork in our courtyard gallery until 30th September.

Ray is originally from Devon, but moved to Pembrokeshire 18 years ago. As a welsh language learner, Ray is interested in in the links between landscape, history and language.

Ray mainly paints in oils, but has begun to experiment with mixed media art to add interesting textures and abstract shapes to landscape painting.

“Take just one look at Ray Burnell’s stunning landscapes and you might start to feel a gusting wind sweeping across the canvas…stare for a bit longer, and you’d be forgiven if you imagined his colourful, cloud-draped skies almost seeming to glow of their own accord.

What’s his secret?

Ray heads out one day a week during the spring and summer, finds a good location for his easel, and paints en plein air, capturing the living heart of the land in his brushstrokes.”

Dan Duhrkoop- Editor of EmptyEasel.com