Barry is a UK based Welsh Artist born in Merthyr Tydfil and currently residing and working near the market town of Hay-On-Wye in the Welsh Marches. His work is currently focusing on a collection of contemporary atmospheric Welsh Landscapes employing an alchemy of inks, pigments, solutions, soot, ash, charcoal, tannin, metal powders, graphite and anything else that happens to fall in his path . . .
"I fully admit to ‘ most ‘ of my explorations ending with myself and an embarrassing amount of ruined paper laying in a soggy blackened heap in the corner ! I am forever grasping at shadows , waiting for the faint outline of a hill or bank of trees to emerge from the chaos and disorder of my alchemy of solutions , and all too often loosing it again as it dries and moves past that perfect point I was chasing !“
Hawthorn is a contemporary gallery in the Welsh Marches market town of Hay-on-Wye. It is the personal gallery and permanent exhibition space of UK based Welsh Artist Barry Martin-Andrews. It also offers a changing selection of unique Jewellery, Woodturning, Leatherwork, Pottery, Art and Occasions Cards and Guest Stands from other local Artisans and Makers.
“ There is a state of raised awareness at night that I find exhilarating . . . a familiar sight can be re-cast with a whole new set of airs, feelings and emotions that simply do not occur to you in the light of day. I have several times nearly scared myself lifeless at the nocturnal motions and reverberating sounds of what later presented itself as merely a wandering sheep, badger, deer , feral dog or hill pony. The dark plays tricks . . . and the senses, innately and inherently open to the possibility of threat or danger in the darkness . . . in the ‘unseen’ . . . are most alive at night “
3 Castle St
General Opening Hours
Monday to Saturday - 10am till 5pm
Appointments available by arrangement