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Seaside holidays inspire popular Welsh artist

Popular Welsh artist Dorian Spencer Davies is known for his rich, full-colour depictions of great Welsh harbour and seaside scenes. But now the artist has used his inspiration to produce a collection of black and white images of 21 coastal scenes for people to colour in in a new book. The images have all been hand-drawn in his original and vibrant style in a book that is suitable for all ages – from 4 years old upwards!


The Welsh Coast Colouring Book (Y Lolfa) is a collection of beautiful, fun illustrations. The book features 21 outlines of the Welsh seaside from every corner of Wales, from Aberdyfi, Abersoch and Caernarfon in north Wales, New Quay and Aberystwyth in mid Wales to the Mumbles and Porthcawl in the southThis is his second colouring book – his first, Welsh Castles Colouring Book, was published at the beginning of 2020, pre-Covid restrictions, and features pictures of 21 castles from all over Wales.


Experienced artist Dorian Spencer Davies was born in Carmarthen, but grew up in Pembrokeshire. After many years as senior art editor on children’s books for Dorling Kindersley, he returned to his first love: painting. Now a full-time artist with over 50 exhibitions under his belt, he depicts the coast and landscape of Wales with his own unique colourful and curvy style. The artwork he is known for is heavily influenced by the sea and often features boats and harbour scenes, as well as recognisable local landmarks such as lighthouses and castles.


“I’ve had so many requests for a colouring book over the years, and the Welsh Castles Colouring Book has been really popular, even with the castles themselves closed to the public for a lot of last year,” said Dorian Spencer Davies. “With this book, I wanted to go back to my first love: the sea,” he continued. “The Welsh coastline is absolutely spectacular, and even more tourists than u