Helfa Gelf


A view 2 Pantymwyn: Marlene Clarke & Julia Jones

  • Drawing,
  • Mixed Media,
  • Painting,
  • Print Making


Julia:  I am an amateur artist specialising in animals, using either pastels or watercolour.  I undertake commissions for a wide range of pets.  I also do landscapes in a variety of media.

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 styles of painting are realistic and semi abstract.

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 Tel: 01352 740140

Studio information

Family friendly Yes Wheelchair friendly Yes Parking nearby Yes Toilet access Yes Welsh Speaker Marlene is a Welsh Learner Work for sale Yes Price range £5 - £250 Commissions accepted Yes Studio open by appointment throughout the year No

Contact & address Details

Cilcain Rd, Pantymwyn Village Hall, Pantymwyn, CH7 5EH


Studio Opening Times

September 2017 Times: 11am - 5pm
  • Friday 1st
  • Saturday 2nd
  • Sunday 3rd
  • Friday 8th
  • Saturday 9th
  • Sunday 10th
  • Fri 15th
  • Saturday 16th
  • Sunday 17th
  • Friday 22nd
  • Saturday 23rd
  • Sunday 24th

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. 

Julia Jones

I am a keen amateur artist, working in my studio most days and venturing into the countryside around Denbigh to paint and sketch during  the summer months. Besides painting landscapes I  like to indulge my passion for animals, painting a variety of pets from horses to canines. These are carried out in a mixture of pastel, pencil and watercolour. 

I have been a member of the Clwydian Art Society for a number of years attending various workshops. I am currently the chairman of the society. I also enjoy life drawing and attend the Life group in Ruthin. 


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