Artists

Janet Bell

Popular contemporary artist Janet Bell works in acrylic on canvas.

Janet’s style is characterized by her bright colours, and cheerful scenes of boats, lighthouses and seaside views. Janet takes great care to develop an individual colour palate for her pieces and often takes great care to mix the perfect shade of blue. Continue reading

Helen Elliott

Helen’s work is often described as ‘naïve’ in that it presents what appears to be an uncomplicated, colourful description of daily life.

Traditional concepts of perspective and scale are disregarded in her paintings; rather prominence is joyfully given to the colour, emotion, sensation or object of prevailing interest to her, at that time.

Unstructured, self taught and distinguished by intuitive use of colour, her paintings are described as ‘accessible’, ‘joyful’ and compared to ‘a colourful Lowri’.

 

Amanda Hone

Amanda Hone is an international award winning artist based in North Wales.

Her passion for colour and design can clearly be seen in her vibrant, cheerful paintings. Initially focusing on abstract expressionism, Amanda has recently applied her abstract techniques to paintings of her Welsh surroundings. Continue reading

Kevin McArdell

Husband to Valerie and co-owner of ‘Oriel’ Kevin has been developing his eye as a photographer for several years.

Although at first, photography was something he did for his own pleasure, his images can now be seen in the gallery.

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Sue Moore

Sue studied Art and Design at NEWI Wrexham specialising in stained glass.

She completed several architectural commissions for churches and public buildings in the Wrexham area before moving to the beautiful west coast of Wales. She has worked at Oriel as our framer for over 20 years, rising to many interesting and varied challenges.

Alex McArdell

Alex is a self taught artist and illustrator based in Shrewsbury.

He grew up in Barmouth North Wales and draws much of his artistic inspiration from the surrounding rugged landscape. Continue reading

Keith Davies

Keith is an artist living along the beautiful Mawddach Estuary near Dolgellau in North Wales producing high quality fine art paintings showing amazing attention to detail.

His subjects are wide ranging between landscapes, aviation, steam trains and motor sport and he regularly donates work to charities and organisations.

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Valerie McArdell

The proprietor of Oriel is also one of the gallery’s contributors. Valerie has worked in a number of different mediums over the years and is forever developing her style.

Her quirky interpretations of local scenes have proven highly popular, and she often has requests

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