...Gower inspired fine art by Jason Shepherd...An Artist’s journey around the Gower Peninsula
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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.