Wales in Watercolour by Graham Hadlow

Posted by Tenby Museum on Aug 27, 2019 Blog, Exhibition Archive No Comments

The new exhibition by Graham Hadlow, Wales in Watercolour, is being officially opened at Tenby Museum on Art Gallery on Friday evening (30 August). The exhibition features over fifty watercolours of Welsh landscapes including scenes of Pembroke, Manorbier, Tenby, Amroth, the Gower, Cardigan and Solva,

Graham, a Yorkshireman by birth, studied Creative Design at Loughborough College of Education before joining the staff at Greenhill School, Tenby in 1970. Here he taught ceramics and was appointed Head of Art and Design in 1986.

Art has always been important in Graham’s life. In 1988 he began to devote more of his leisure time to painting, inspired by the landscape of South West Wales. In 1998, having achieved a level of success with his work, he took the decision to leave teaching to become a full-time painter.

His subjects are wide-ranging but Graham has a particular affection for boats and estuaries with wide skies playing their part in producing atmospheric watercolours.

Museum Curator Mark Lewis, who is officially opening the show, said, “Graham has been a long-time supporter of the museum. His work is well known around the county and the exhibition captures his talents and exquisite control of the watercolour medium.”

This sales exhibition opens to the public on Saturday 31 August and runs until Sunday 6 October.