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John G. Rowlands

Originally from Llanrhystud, Ceredigion. Educated in Aberystwyth. Studied Art in Cardiff, Bristol and Trinity College, Carmarthen. Worked as an Art teacher in Buxton, Ystradgynlais and Aberystwyth until he became the Art Education Officer in the National Museum, Cardiff. Won the crown in Pontrhydfendigaid Eisteddfod 1986. Published two volumes with Lolfa Press - ANNWYL ARHOLWR and ABER. Lives in Tremadog, Gwynedd. His work has developed from landscape inspired semi-abstracts to purely abstract, highly-textured images. He has exhibited widely in Wales and his work has been shown in The Albany Gallery, Cardiff; MOMA - Machynlleth; Festival Interceltique, L'Orient, Brittany; Waterfront Gallery, Milford Haven; Les Burrridge Gallery, Cricieth; Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea; Craft in the Bay, Cardiff; Rob Piercy Gallery Porthmadog. Paintings can be seen regularly in the Kooywood Gallery, Cardiff; Oriel Tonnau, Pwllheli; and Castle Gallery, Cricieth; Oriel y Bont, Aberystwyth. He is also a haiku poet. Some of his haiku are to be seen in Another Country/ Anthology of Haiku Poetry from Wales.Gomer Press,2011. A collection of his haiku and senryu 'cylymau tywod/knots of sand' was published by Alba Publishing,2017. John Rowlands, Gwynys, Heol Dulyn, Tremadog, Gwynedd, Cymru. LL49 9RN +44 1766 512507. [email protected]


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- John G. Rowlands