Alastair Elkes-Jones

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Alastair Elkes-Jones was born in Llangollen but since 1971 he has lived on the South Wales coast working at his studio in Mumbles.

Painting has been a life long pursuit and his inspiration is found in the imagery of rural and coastal South Wales, the mountainous landscapes of North Wales, and the people who live and work there.

He works primarily in oils, applying the medium with brush and palette knife, building up the surface of the canvas or board with successive layers of paint. Finally brushes are used to work both into wet paint and onto the drying layers of the under-painting to achieve a distinctive blend of texture and colour.