Alex McArdell

Alex is a an illustrator, digital artist and sculptor living in North Wales. His distinctive style can be found on the covers of children’s books and comics.

Over the years he has turned his skills towards capturing the essence of the town where he grew up, and is delighted to find his Barmouth series has become popular with local people and visitors alike.

Alex is always working on new images and projects in his studio in Barmouth and continues to develop as an illustrator.

Janet Bell

Popular contemporary artist Janet Bell works in acrylic on canvas.

Janet’s style is characterised 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.

Janet works from her busy studio and gallery in the seaside town of Beaumaris, Anglesey where she lives with her husband Sean.

Kevin McArdell

Late husband of Valerie, first developed his interest in photography more for his own pleasure. To Kevin’s lasting surprise (but no one else’s) his images have proven extremely popular with visitors and locals alike.

Although the majority of Kevin’s images depict Barmouth and the surrounding areas, his travels in Africa and India gave him ample opportunity to indulge his love for wildlife photography.

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 to produce further images showing her latest trademark style of squashed and slanting buildings and cheerful bright colours. Her pictures often have a humorous focus that the locals and visitors can recognise and appreciate.

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. Often reproducing the works in collectable signed print editions, many are kept to a limited number and can be verified with a certificate of authenticity and information sheet enabling the purchaser to understand the subject and story behind the painting. We have sold his original paintings and prints for over 25 years.

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.

Amanda has paintings in collections worldwide, has had a solo exhibition sponsored by UNESCO and has been exhibited in the Metropolitan Cathedral, Liverpool.

Ray Perry

Not only is Ray Perry an extraordinary photographer but many of you will know him as our favourite Master Jeweller. You may be surprised to learn that when most of us are still fast asleep, he is out on his bike exploring the local area and capturing many wonderful, atmospheric images.

He is thrilled with the response when he shares his adventures on Perrys Jewellers facebook page. We are delighted to be the sole supplier of his photographic prints which he signs and titles individually.

John Hawley

Born in Stoke-on-Trent, it was inevitable to be employed in the Pottery industry. His first employment on leaving school in 1974 was an apprentice lithographic artist producing transfers for the major ceramic companies. From there, to being a figurine painter for the vast majority of his working life until the demise of the once glorious industry.

As a hobbyist painter, sketcher in fact anything to do with art, he began to specialise in intricate detail in any medium and any subject. Now having retired he finds more time to indulge himself enjoying his passion