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Oriel Glasfryn Gallery Limited

Contact name: Dave Roberts
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(6)
over 2 years
with CraftCourses

Maker's bio

I'm a self taught pastel artist specialising in capturing the stunning beauty of North Wales. After a career in the charity sector, I became a full-time professional artist in 2018. My paintings can be found in galleries across the UK. I'm lucky enough to live in a beautiful country house in north east Wales (the venue for the workshops) and I opened my own gallery in the grounds at Easter 2022 (orielglasfryn.com). As well as my own paintings, it showcases the work of over 30 other Welsh 3-d artists and will be open on the day of your workshop. My work is the antithesis of how most people would imagine a pastel painting to be; they are bold and vivid with lots of detail. Commentators appreciate their almost photographic style.

Courses, kits & gifts

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Beginners' pastel painting workshop at fabulous Glasfryn Hall, North East Wales
Next date: 26th Feb 2023
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Improvers' pastel painting workshop at fabulous Glasfryn Hall, North Wales
Next date: 25th Feb 2023

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
30 Oct 22'

Dawn reviewed: Improvers' pastel painting workshop at fabulous Glasfryn Hall, North Wales

"Excellent day - I learnt a lot in congenial surroundings, Dave is an approachable knowledgeable teacher. The house is beautiful and lunch excellent. I will be booking again. Thank you to the whole team. "

Oriel Glasfryn Gallery Limited responded:

" Thank you so much Dawn. It was an absolute pleasure to share the day with you and I very much look forward to seeing you again."

12 Mar 22'

Steve reviewed: Beginners' pastel painting workshop at fabulous Glasfryn Hall, North East Wales

"I wholeheartedly recommend this course. I had a really enjoyable day and learned so much in such a short space of time. Dave is an exceptionally talented artist and has the ability to share his methods in an easy and engaging way. The small group size meant there was plenty of opportunity for one-on-one tuition, questions and all materials were provided (and we were even given some to take away with us). The course was hosted in a stunning location with great views and plenty of art on the walls. An excellent lunch was provided and there was lots of tea and coffee on tap. 5 stars!"

Oriel Glasfryn Gallery Limited responded:

" Thank you Steve, for such a lovely review and I'm glad you enjoyed the day as much as I did. I'm delighted that you are thinking of furthering your art and that is definitely something you should do (IMHO). Dave"

9 Mar 22'

Lynne reviewed: Beginners' pastel painting workshop at fabulous Glasfryn Hall, North Wales

"I was drawn to attend the workshop by appreciation of Dave's amazing skill as an artist; his honesty to detail, his bold use of colourful sunrises/sunsets, sense of space and awesome light contrast. Although I have painted in pastels previously and attended other workshops in that medium, I still learned a great deal from Dave's unhurried instruction. Dave provided an extensive range of pastels and papers for us to use and, something that was very much appreciated - a quality double mount and protective covering for us to take away, safely, our completed pictures. Thank you, also, for the goodie bag with pastels and Jackson's pastel paper A4 trial pack. Lovely location and friendly people. I didn't get a chance to hold the puppy so I'll have to go back........"

Oriel Glasfryn Gallery Limited responded:

" Thank you, Lynne, for such a lovely review; I feel truly humbled. I'm glad you enjoyed the day. You were a great pupil in a group that was fun to work with. And yes, you must try and get back before the puppy turns into a big, smelly, adult dog."

6 Mar 22'

Alexia reviewed: Beginners' pastel painting workshop at fabulous Glasfryn Hall, North Wales

"A wonderful day. Dave took us through the process he uses to create a picture, with hugely practical advice and feedback on our work. As a novice, I learnt the fundamentals of pastel materials and techniques, but was able to see how each participant still came up with their own interpretation of the basic image. I feel very well equipped to continue my practice with pastels. Dave and his family went above and beyond to make it a special day, with glorious location and 5* refreshments. Plus - a puppy! A unique, very special experience. Highly recommended."

Oriel Glasfryn Gallery Limited responded:

" Thank you so much Alexia. The pleasure was all mine and I'm just delighted to have played a part in encouraging you to continue your talent with the fantastic medium of pastels. Even if I was upstaged by the puppy!"

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