Welsh ( b.1946 )
|Image size||13.4 inches x 20.7 inches ( 34cm x 52.5cm )|
|Frame size||20.9 inches x 28 inches ( 53cm x 71cm )|
Available for sale from Big Sky Fine Art; this original watercolour by Rob Piercy dating from 1991.
The work is presented and supplied in a new contemporary frame (which is shown in these photographs), a new mount, conservation materials and non-reflective Tru Vue UltraVue® UV70 glass.
Rob Piercy was born in Porthmadog in 1946. He attended Normal College, Bangor 1968-72, an independent teacher training college, with Selwyn Jones and Douglas Williams. Having qualified as an art teacher, he taught at Ysgol Eifionydd, Porthmadog for fifteen years before leaving in 1989 to concentrate on his own painting. He has his own gallery in Porthmadog, established in 1986. His main subjects are landscapes and beaches in his native area.
He is an experienced mountaineer, having climbed throughout Europe, and a member of the Alpine Club of Great Britain. His love and understanding of the mountains, particularly those of Snowdonia, make his mountain works some of his very best. Indeed, he is now recognised as one of the UK’s premier mountain painters and has work in public and private collections throughout the world.
Rob Piercy is a member of the Royal Cambrian Academy and the Watercolour Society of Wales. He has exhibited his work in many prestigious competitions throughout the UK, including the Singer and Friedlander, and Sunday Times Watercolour Competition. His work has appeared in the Mall Galleries, the Albany Gallery, Cardiff and St. David’s Hall, Cardiff. In 2000 he was shortlisted for the Garrick Milne Art Prize, and also became the Welsh Artist of the Year.
In 2006 he featured in the Welsh language television series, Byd o Liw. His bibliography, Mynyddoed Eryi/The Snowdonia Collection, was published in 2008. Also in 2008 Rob Piercy published his first book, ‘The Snowdonia Collection”, followed by his second, “Portmeirion”, in 2012.
The Moelwyn mountain range, referred to in Welsh as the Moelwynian, is part of the Snowdonia National Park in north Wales. It extends from Portmadog to the pass known as Bwlch y Rhediad which separates the range from Moel Siabad. The two highest peaks on the range are Moel Mawr at 770m and Moel Bach at 710m. From their summits, they overlook the Vale of Ffestiniog. This sublime painting captures the mountain range in all its glory, draped in snow and glowing in the soft shades of the night sky. The palette is comprised of shades of white and grey, tinged with the softest hues of pinks and blue. This painting is full of grandeur and majesty, yet calm and restful. It is a truly beautiful piece from an artist who is a true master of his subject.