Helfa Gelf


Dave Thomas

  • Painting,
  • Photography


Oil paintings which have their roots in landscape, various sizes and format. They tend to be expressive rather than strictly representational.

Photography from my exploration of North Wales and further afield.

Directions to studio

The Studio is in Pendre rd, Penrhynside  Village, Llandudno. The entrance to Pendre rd is opposite the "Llandudno Welcomes you" sign in Bryn Y Bia rd at the top of Penrhyn Hill. Go up Pendre rd into the village past the two pubs, the Cross Keys on your left, keep going straight on past telephone kiosk on your left. About 50 yds further is the top of Fron Deg rd, do not go down the hill, carry straight on for another 50yds, Craig Villa is on the right. Double white doors with port hole. There is limited parking outside and nearby. It can be easier to park at the end of the village near the Welcome sign.

Studio information

Family friendly Yes Wheelchair friendly Yes Parking nearby Yes Toilet access No Welsh Speaker No Work for sale Yes Price range £50-£450 Commissions accepted Yes Studio open by appointment throughout the year yes

Contact & address Details

Pendre Road, Penrhynside, Craig Villa, LLANDUDNO, LL30 3DG

07946 363646

Studio Opening Times

September 2017 Times: 11am- 4.30pm
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Studied Fine art at Ravensbourne and the Slade schools of art, I then worked as a lecturer  in various college art departments in the UK. During this time I continued to produce and exhibit my own work

I moved to North Wales in 2007 and enjoyed making the most of the local scenery on foot and bike.

Exploring the hills  and summits of  snowdonia has facilitated an instinctive visual response to the landscape on these journeys. When travelling through the hills and valleys new vistas invariably appear as the perspective changes. 

Capturing a fragment of time - when the quality of light and view has altered suddenly - the sensation of being in an open space, sound, smell, vision, the often unpredictable weather!

The work I have been making recently is an attempt to express some of these experiences visually. 

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