Spotlight on – Elaine Graham

Chasing the Sublime

During the month of February Oriel King Street Gallery is pleased to spotlight a solo show by one of its members, Elaine Graham. The exhibition, entitled ‘Chasing the Sublime’, is a collection of contemporary landscape and coastal paintings that feature some of her favourite places in south west Wales, each piece selected for its sense of place and history. In the tradition of Turner, John Piper and Wales’ own David Tress, Elaine aims to capture the ‘genius loci’ of the land and its many mercurial moods through bold swathes of colour and slashes of light applied with expressionist energy.

Beginning her painting career amid the primordial forests of British Columbia, Elaine emigrated to Wales in 2000, attracted by its similarly raw and elemental nature. Says the artist: “My practice is a continuing response to the drama of restless seas, wooded valleys and ancient voices still speaking to us through moss-covered chapels, castle ruins and stone circles. My work is my way of honouring the spirit of this graced and amazing country.”

There is a ‘Meet the Artist’ reception at the gallery on Friday, 1st Feb from 1-4pm

Featured Artist Sarah Rhys


Sarah Maria Rhys has been a member of King Street Gallery since 2005. She paints interpretive scenes of Carmarthen and it’s people and also enjoys painting the surreal and the ridiculous,

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Spotlight on – Elaine Graham

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