Hugh Davies

Hugh Davies
The late Hugh Davies was born in the little village of St Ishmaels, Pembrokeshire, son of the local Baptist minister.  This portrait of him was done by his friend Colin Jones of Nantgarw.

Hugh loved tinkering with cars, and by the time that he joined the army he was a good mechanic. He served in North Africa and Italy, maintaining army lorries, and cannibalizing the bits left after bombing strikes. He was made up from 3rd class to 1st class mechanic near the end of his service.

After the war Hugh Davies went to the Barry College to study art where he met his wife Nest.  He began teaching in King Henry VIII Grammar School in Abergavenny in 1948. 

He was a man passionate about art and about his native Pembrokeshire which features in many of his paintings, as does the landscape around Abergavenny. 

He died in December 1970.

Exhibitions

An exhibition of his oil paintings was held at the Artworkhouse Abergavenny in November and December 2013.

Recently discovered work

Three "NEW" paintings have come to our notice.  They are in private ownership but are offered for sale. Their titles are "Old Trees", "Pembrokeshire Quayside", and "Llangorse Lake". 

Images of a further two paintings have been added to the web-site.  One was exhibited at the Artworkhouse in 2013, the other was not shown, and both are of The Parrog (nos 4 and 5) which was undoubtedly of great inspiration to Hugh.

Information

Should you wish to inquire about any of these paintings, contact info@abergavennyartists.co.uk

parrog4
"NEW"
The Parrog(4)
Oil on board
Size: 70cm x 90cm
- SOLD -

mountain
** NEW **
Llangorse Lake
Oil on board
Size:101.5 x 70cm unsigned
£1050

parrog2
The Parrog (3) Newport Pembrokeshire
Oil on board
Privately owned

pemblandscape
Pembrokeshire Coast Landscape
Oil on board
In private ownership

parrog3
The Parrog (2)
Oil on board
In private ownership

quayside
The Quay
Oil on board
Privately owned


skirrid fawr
Skirrid Fawr
Oil on board
Privately owned

dago boats
Boats at the Quayside
Oil on board
Size: 66cm x 86cm
Privately owned
cathedral
Cathedral
Oil on board
£950

trees
** NEW  **
Old Trees
Oil on board
Size:90 x 69cm signed
£1100


quay
  ** NEW **
Pembrokeshire Quayside
Oil on board
Size:91.5 x 64.5cm unsigned
£950

boathouse
Boat House
Oil on board
In private ownership

quayside at night
Quayside at night
Oil on board
£650


coastallandscape
Coastal landscape
Oil on board
In private ownership


parrog5
The Parrog (5)
Oil on board
Size: 71cm x 127cm
£700 (reduced from £1150)


skirridred
Skirrid Fawr in Red
Oil on board
£650



bridge
The Bridge Crickhowell
Oil on board
£800


boathouse
The Boathouse
Oil on board
Privately owned