Helfa Gelf


A view 2 Pantymwyn: Marlene Clarke & Kirsten Hughes

  • Mixed Media,
  • Painting,
  • Print Making


Marlene:  My work evolves through a series of experimental techniques. I am inspired by our beautiful Welsh countryside and other subjects include animals, flowers and old buildings. My two styles of painting are realistic and semi abstract.

Kirsten: I make handmade greeting cards for many occasions.

Directions to studio

Pantymwyn Village Hall, Cilcain Road, CH7 5EH. 

On the main road in Pantymwyn, opposite the Post Office. Pantymwyn is signposted left on the A541 from Mold. 

Venue enquiries to pauline.kershaw@btinternet.com

01352 740140

Studio information

Family friendly Wheelchair friendly Parking nearby Toilet access Welsh Speaker Work for sale Price range £2.50 - £250 Commissions accepted

Contact & address Details

Pantymwyn Village Hall, Cilcain Rd,


01352 741385

Studio Opening Times

September 2018 Times:
Opening Times: 11am - 5pm
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    Late Friday Opening Days:
    Opening Times: 7pm - 9pm
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Marlene Clarke

Born and raised in Yorkshire, I moved to North Wales, with my family, in the 1970s.  I have always loved painting and drawing and, until I was 40, was self-taught.  I then did an Hons degree in Fine Art, specialising in printmaking.   I am inspired by our beautiful Welsh scenery and produce many paintings of mountains, waterfalls, lakes and woodlands, using a variety of experimental techniques which, I hope, keep my work fresh.

I use many media, including watercolour, acrylics, pastel, and mixed media.  As well as landscapes, I also paint flowers, animals and still life.  Although I still paint in a realistic manner, my recent experiments have also led me towards semi-abstract interpretations of the landscape.

I am 'artist in residence' at Pantymwyn Village Hall where I mentor members of the Pantymwyn Art Group on Tuesday mornings.  A very popular, thriving group whose members are really keen to improve their skills and learn new ones; I find it a privilege to work with them.  They are also strong supporters of Helfa Gelf, giving generously of their time (and cakes !) in the cafe during our Open Days.

Kirsten Hughes

Proud to be the daughter of the talented artist Marlene Clarke (above).

I started crafting many years ago, making Christmas gifts for friends and family. I have dabbled in many different things but have found a real love in card making.

I work full time and love spending time with my family and animals but I disappear into my shed whenever I get the chance. I am very lucky that my husband built this little piece of heaven for me to enjoy my hobby in.

I hope you come to see us both and will like what we have created for you.

Artists in this group

Marlene Clarke


Kirsten Hughes


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