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Oriel Glasfryn Gallery Limited

Contact name: Dave Roberts
45
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over 4 years
with CraftCourses

Maker's bio

I'm a professional pastel artist and member of The Pastel Society who specialises in capturing the stunning beauty of the North Wales landscape. My paintings are often described as photo-realistic. I'm lucky enough to live in a beautiful country house in north east Wales (the venue for the workshops) and we opened the area's only independent art and craft gallery within the grounds at Easter 2022 (orielglasfryn.com). As well as my own paintings, the gallery showcases the work of over 40 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. Being self-taught, I have developed some unusual techniques which means that there will be something to learn regardless of whether you book a beginners' or improvers' course.

Courses, kits & gifts

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Beginners' pastel painting workshop at fabulous Glasfryn Hall, North East Wales
6 hours
Next date: 29th Sep 2024
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Improvers' pastel painting workshop at fabulous Glasfryn Hall, North Wales
6 hours
Next date: 28th Sep 2024

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
17 Jun 24'

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

"What a great workshop! Dave was a very thorough and friendly tutor. I enjoyed every minute, so much so that I booked the Improvers workshop as soon as I got home! I can highly recommend to anyone who has an interest in pastels."

Oriel Glasfryn Gallery Limited responded:

"Thank you so much, Bev, for being a great student and for this kind review! I'm glad that you enjoyed it and look forward to seeing you at the improvers workshop in the Autumn."

22 Mar 24'

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

"Having done a bit of watercolour painting in the past I thought I would try pastel painting. I'm so glad I attended the Workshop at Glasfryn because it was excellent. Dave explained the techniques clearly and simply and took us through the process of creating a painting. Lovely and relaxing location and great value for money. I'm really looking forward to attending an Intermediate Workshop at Glasfryn later in the year. In the meantime, having been inspired by Dave, I'll continue to do more painting in pastels."

Oriel Glasfryn Gallery Limited responded:

"Thank you for coming to the workshop, David, and for leaving this lovely review. I'm glad you've been inspired to take up pastelling - another convert! Dave"

18 Mar 24'

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

"I found the course to be very engaging and informative at the same time really relaxing and therapeutic. David ensured we knew and understood everything about the materials and the content in order for us to get the most out of it. The surroundings were also beautiful, perfect location to develop the creative interest. The other delegates were also very friendly and made the day enjoyable. As with everything else the lunch was delightful and served in the front window so as to enjoy the beautiful countryside with views of the mountains. Thank you for a great day of learning. "

Oriel Glasfryn Gallery Limited responded:

"Thank you so much, Angela, for this lovely review and for being a great student. It means a lot to get such nice feedback. I hope to see you here again soon! Sage Dave."

16 Mar 24'

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

"Lovely day. Learned a lot of techniques for using pastels. Dave had endless patience for questions and explaining. when we needed. Beautiful setting and we all went home with a finished picture… each one unique. I can’t wait to go again , later in the year. "

Oriel Glasfryn Gallery Limited responded:

"Thanks so much, Ruth, for coming to the workshop and for taking the time to leave a review. I'm glad you nejoyed the day and look forward to you producing another amazing painting next time you come! See you later in the year. Dave"

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