The Tegfryn Gallery is delighted to host the first major exhibition of new work by two artists who have recently joined the gallery: Sarah Evans and Peter Moore.

Sarah Evans was born in Aberdare in the South Wales Valleys in 1974 and studied at Swansea College of Art. She paints the Welsh coastline and the mountains around where she lives. Her work is not necessarily an accurate representation of a particular place, but she aims to create images that bring together different aspects of the landscape and that evoke a sense of personal experience of that landscape. Sarah Evans is best known for her atmospheric paintings of the Brecon Beacons but for this exhibition at Oriel Tegfryn she has taken Snowdonia and the north Wales coast as her subject-matter, producing an exhibition of hauntingly beautiful work.

Peter Moore was born in 1951. He studied Fine Art at Newcastle University in 1976 and subsequently taught English and Art in the Sudan, where he lived with the Nuba people, sketching many of their designs in architecture, utensils and body-art.

Peter returned to the UK in 1980 and completed a Post Graduate Degree at Cardiff University. He then moved to North Wales where he has worked as a tutor since 1981 and exhibited extensively. He won the Snowdonia National Park painting competition and was a finalist in the Welsh Artist of the Year in 2008. Peter’s work for his first exhibition at the Tegfryn Gallery is a stunning series of mixed media works, mostly pen, ink and wash. These highlight his superb draughtsmanship and ability to convey the drama, moodiness and beauty of the rugged north Wales landscape. The influence of John Piper’s renowned paintings of Snowdonia in the 1940’s is evident in these wonderful works.

This is an exciting exhibition of contemporary landscape painting by two artists who are rapidly acquiring a large and loyal body of collectors.