PORTHCLAIS is a little harbour I have painted a number of times in various media and styles. On this occasion I chose to formalize the shapes in order to accentuate them. Graham Sutherland painted a semi-abstract picture of Porthclais from a nearby viewpoint, and I have taken a number of classes there when working as visiting lecturer to his collection. It is quite a magic spot, which was once a very busy harbour, and is said to be the place where the wild boar from the Mabinogion came ashore, and also where the purple sandstone for Saint Davids Cathedral was landed.
Image size 28 x 35cm