John Hurst

john hurst

John retired some 6 years ago after a career in civil engineering and land reclamation in particular to take up his passion for art and painting.  "My paints had been put away for over 40 years and then suddenly it was time to get them out again. That's not quite true - I did have a little dabble with oil paints some 20 years ago, but once I retired and found acrylic paints, then a whole new dimension opened for me."

He has been following several of the WEA Art Courses held in Abergavenny and Llangynidr.  He says that the courses have helped him experiment with various materials and media, giving him the confidence to begin to develop his own style in painting.

John has undertaken landscapes and a variety of projects which involved painting to specific themes.   "Trees, was one such theme and I produced three paintings within the project - Willow and Water is one of the three.  Another theme was a story from the Mabinogi and again I produced three paintings.  The one shown here depicts the moment that the three women find that Prince Pwyll's son has been abducted!"

mabinogi

Mae'r mab ar goll - The son has gone.
Acrylic on canvas.

"I have also done several portraits.  A brave step perhaps as I never thought I'd be able to pull it off.  I suppose the acid test is whether the painting captures a likeness of the person."

He is a member of  the Abergavenny Art Group.


Exhibitions

John has exhibited for a number of years at Abergavenny Art Group's Annual Exhibition.

He has exhibited at the Artworkhouse in Abergavenny with "Selected Artists" and "Inside and Outside".

Studio

He has his studio with several other artists at the Artworkhouse Studio in the Old Workhouse, Abergavenny.

 
Cwm Llanwenarth
Acrylic on canvas.
cwm llanwenarth

tegai roberts
Tegai Roberts
Acrylic on canvas

govilon
Govilon in the morning
Acrylic on canvas

Notre Dame
Notre Dame
Acrylic on canvas

trees in snow
Trees in the snow
Acrylic on canvas


Chasing my dream
Chasing my Dream
Acrylic on canvas


willow and water
Willow and Water
Acrylic on canvas
Mrs Perry
Mrs Perry
Acrylic on canvas

aber market
Abergavenny Market Day
Acrylic on canvas