The annual Christmas art exhibition has just begun at the fabulous Tegfryn gallery, showcasing some of the finest work by Wales’ leading artists – past and present. Running alongside the most popular exhibition of the year, there is also an excellent exhibition featuring the work of John Pett’s, marking the century of his birth (1914-1991), one of the best and most celebrated wood engravers of the 20th century.
The show will feature a simply incredible range of work that will wow all types of people from talented artists, to those that simply enjoy browsing and admiring delightful artwork, so drop by if you have the opportunity. John Petts’ work will include 30 of his best prints that include a handful that will be for sale. In 1935, John Petts and fellow artist Brenda Chamberlain abandoned their studentship at the Royal Academy Schools in London, trading in for a rundown, farmhouse in Snowdonia, where they set up to create stunning pieces of art. They started the Caseg Press in 1937 in the hope that it might finance their freedom to work.
There is a selection of art available to view on the galleries website, and you will have the opportunity to purchase some of the Christmas galleries offerings, that range from £50 to £40,000 – and collector plan is available. The gallery itself is alone worth visiting, in such a quaint and beautiful environment. Established in 1963, Tegfryn is one of Wales’ oldest galleries and has had a long and respected history as one of the premier galleries in North Wales. From William Selwyn, Gwilym Prichard and has even had association with Sir Kyffin Williams over many years.
Just a short drive away from West Point Holiday Park in North Wales, from Caernarfon area to Menai Bridge, this gallery is the perfect way to spend a short time browsing in and around the gallery, while taking the chance to enjoy a number of nearby attractions and natural landscapes that will ensure your day out is incredibly pleasant.
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