#LoveArt – Meri Huws

#LoveArt / Collections / News and Events - Posted 25-10-2017

Over the next four weeks Welsh Language Commissioner, Meri Huws will introduce her favourite art works from the Library’s collection as part of the #LoveArt Campaign.

She has chosen Cardiganshire Landscape by John Elwyn as her first choice.

“Paintings convey so much: memories, images, people, colours, the shape of buildings and a hundred thousand and other things. But the paintings by John Elwyn, especially those of the landscapes of south west Wales, convey my childhood. The sun is out, the grass is green and the farm buildings shine white in the heat. The smell of the grass that has been cut is mixed with the diesel of the tractor and if I’m lucky I would sit on top of the bales as we go back to the hay shed. The summer holidays last forever and no one is worried that I’m in the sun from the beginning of the day until the sun goes down (though I’m sure they all know exactly where the little girl is).

John Elwyn’s paintings belong to the period of childhood innocence – no rain and no pain! Seeing the “Cardiganshire Landscape” painting gives me goosebumps.

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