Helfa Gelf



  • Painting


My studio is in a small converted barn attached to my home, a 400-year old farmhouse. Many of my paintings (both originals and limited edition prints) are on display.

There is parking but please note that access is poor for anyone with physical disabilities.

Directions to studio

From the A541 Mold/ Denbigh road take the turning signposted Rhes-y-Cae 0.5 miles west of Hendre. 

From the A55, take one of the the Rhosesmor turnings, then follow signs for Windmill/ Rhes-y-Cae, then Moel-y-Crio, then Cilcain. 

Then, for both directions look for a 'Sass and Co" for sale board on an otherwise unmarked crossroads. Take that road, bearing right of other properties until you reach my studio.

Satnav will try to take you off the tarmac road and down a gravel lane. Ignore it.

A map is available here here

Studio information

Family friendly Wheelchair friendly Parking nearby Toilet access Welsh Speaker Work for sale Price range £2 to £490 Commissions accepted

Contact & address Details

Trellyniau Fawr, Rhes-y-Cae Road, Hendre, Mold CH7 5QW

A map is available here

07960 055593

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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Dave is a self-taught artist who specializes in pastel landscape paintings of Snowdonia and the rest of North Wales.

He was born in Aberystwyth and has had the privilege of living in some of the most beautiful parts of the UK. However, home is now with his family in an old farmhouse near Mold in Flintshire. Dave recently gave up a perfectly good 'normal' job as chief executive of a national charity to concentrate on becoming a full-time artist.

Dave’s work is the antithesis of how most people would imagine a pastel painting to be; they are bold and vivid with lots of detail. A distinctive use of deep contrasts gives them depth and their particular character. Customers appreciate the almost photographic quality of some pieces. Dramatic skies and water feature heavily and you will often find him up in the mountains at sunrise or sunset trying to capture the best light.

Dave is secretary of both the North Wales Society of Fine Art and Flintshire Visual Arts and Crafts Network.

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