...Gower inspired fine art by Jason Shepherd...An Artist’s journey around the Gower Peninsula
Thursday, 14 October 2010
Rhossili Bay and Gustav Klimt
My latest painting focuses on the sweep of Rhossili Bay in the Gower Peninsula. A large part of the image focuses on a large craggy cliff. Seeing this cliff when making my preliminary sketches made me think of the beautful shapes within Gustav Klimts famous painting 'The Kiss'. I decided to paint the cliff part of the painting using shapes reminiscent of the cloak in 'The Kiss'. I also used bold colours and textures within the painting to emphasise the strength and beauty of Rhossili Bay
I have been teaching Art & Crafts and Computers for almost ten
years now. I work with a variety of people from Secondary School Pupils
to Special Needs and O.A.P's. I find it very fulfilling to teach people
the wonders of Art and Crafts.
I also love to paint bright, colourful scenes of the Gower Peninsula
giving the paintings almost a Mediterranean feel. I sell prints and
originals of my work.
My other passion is the Welsh Language which I teach through podcasting
and blogging, because I think it's important to share this beautiful
language with anyone who wants to know more about it.