Robert Macdonald

Robert Macdonald studied painting at the Royal College of Art, London as a mature student in the late 70’s.  He was born in 1935 but in 1942 his family home was destroyed in a bombing raid after which his family moved to New Zealand. Much of his early work as a painter was overshadowed by war-time and post-war upheaval.

His painting underwent a sea change in the 1990s when he took over an isolated cottage in the Welsh hills and for the first time began to meditate as an artist on his immediate surroundings. Since then he has become known for his landscapes of the Usk Valley and the Brecon Beacons, and his pictures of the farming life and the legends of that area.

Sara Philpott

Sara is a painter and printmaker living and working in mid Wales whose work is shown throughout Britain. Her current work frequently reflects the dialogue between the botanical and the human and is usually narrative in nature.

The paintings are often built up with coloured oil glazes and are sometimes detailed depictions of botanical events, rendered metaphorical by the emotional investment of the painter.

Stefan Knapp

Stefan Knapp is best known for his vibrant enamel murals which can be seen in many museums and public buildings all over the world. Knapp was the first to experiment with fusing enamel onto steel. His discoveries enabled him to work on a massive scale and he continued to pioneer the medium for the next 40 years.