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From Field to Shore and Home Again 

An exhibition of watercolour paintings by Heather Littlejohns

5th - 26th March 2022


Heather Littlejohns is a watercolour artist from Mumbles whose subject matter and inspiration are taken from the natural beauty of the Gower coastline and its surrounding countryside, where she walks daily, often sketching as she goes. Her main objective is to capture the mood and spirit of a place.

Focusing on the ever changing light, sea, sky and coastline, she experiments with various techniques and mediums which combine with her traditional use of watercolour, where her careful observation and depiction of breaking waves can be described as “abstract realism.” As a result, her style has become much freer over time and this can also be observed in her landscapes.

Heather’s carefully observed paintings of natural objects, such as shells, plants or feathers with their subtle colour changes and textures, provide the perfect subject matter for her. At home, family members and her cats are often unwitting models!

People walking their dogs, relaxing on the beach or sitting at a café are also favourite subjects.

Heather’s chosen medium is watercolour due to its unique qualities, its freshness, its translucency and its unpredictability!

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