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Dr Huw Gwynedd Lewis-Jones was born and raised in Dolgellau North Wales but his father's work in the Royal Navy meant Huw moved around the UK and to the Far East but his father's last posting was in London so Huw attended school in Wallington where there was a fantastic Art and Design department. The teachers were inspirational and encouraged Huw to experiment with all art disciplines and media resulting in him completing his Art “O” and “A” levels and in his final year prepared a foundation course portfolio.
During his father's long periods of leave from the Navy Huw always returned to live with his Grandparents in Dolgellau where he developed a passion for the landscapes of North Wales but he also regularly visited Liverpool, then the capital of North Wales!
Huw studied medicine in Liverpool, arriving in 1976, and he has never left and continues to live in South Liverpool. After qualifying in 1981 he continued his studies in the Hospitals of Liverpool and is now a Consultant Radiologist at Aintree NHS Trust.
As his career in medicine began his parents retired back to Dolgellau and he was able to strengthen his love of the area. Recently he and his brother Iwan have renovated their Grandparents old house in the town and so have almost become locals again!
Painting has always been an important part of Huw's life and when Huw paints the landscapes of North Wales he is in a world of his own - a perfect counter balance to the stresses and strains of Hospital working life.
Capital of Culture year, 2008, offered Huw a fantastic opportunity and inspiration and he turned his artistic eye towards the City of Liverpool’s cityscapes and captured images of the city at night, especially around Hope Street.
Aintree Hospital became part of “The Face of Liverpool” art initiative and encouraged employees including Huw to display their work. Huw has regularly exhibited at Aintree Hospital, the University of Liverpool and at The New Slaughterhouse gallery, Garston. Huw's decision to commit more and mopre time to painting is largely due to the encouragement of Paula O’Malley at Aintree who initiated the face of the city initiative at Aintree Hospital, to Alex Corina who gave him the opportunity to display at the Slaughterhouse and of course to his long suffering wife Cathy who has to live with the smell and stains of oil paint on everything he touches.
Huw's paintings are split into 2 subjects: the night time city landscapes of Liverpool and the beautiful North Wales landscapes to be found in the Snowdonia Mountains around Dolgellau. These pictures represent powerful personal images from his past life and he hopes they spark in visitors to the exhibition some of the emotion and feeling that the landscapes generate for him.
Huw has shown several times at the Corke Gallery with solo shows as well as being invited to be part of various landscape group shows.
Nic Corke, owner and curator of the Corke Gallery, was also born in North Wales in Llanrwst in the Conwy Valley in North Wales and showing Huw's work is always a pleasure and delight because it feels like home. Huw's lavish use of oil paint on canvas fills the gallery with the smell of new paint and the large canvasses transport you to the rugged, poetic scenery featuring the mountains, estuaries and coastline of North Wales and especially well known views around Dolgellau.
The exhibition run's from Wednesday 22 April to Friday 22 May 2015 and the gallery is open to the public between 1pm - 5pm Wednesday to Friday and also by appointment. Please call 07773 287827 to arrange a convenient time to see th show is you are unable to visit during normal opening hours. If you would like to be invited to Private View or other events at the gallery please subscribe to out mailing list by emailing 'Subscribe' to firstname.lastname@example.org
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