Current work in progress - update December 2016 - check out the finished painting below!

Paintings 1, 2 and 3 are about my visiting “The World Goes Pop” at Tate Modern. I liked the idea that a striking show of popular trainers was attending the galleries of great art, grouping – on the move – and stopping again. A show attracting another show.

Current work in progress - update July-April - Beginnings of a Snowdonia journey

Sketching usually begins a recording and exploration of what interests me. I use markers that give quick results in line and tone block. Graphic developments push the composition around, photos give some factual resource. Paintings then progress through complete levels towards a stage where I can let it go.

Nant Ffrancon is really the first of the spectacular Snowdonia passes from Bethesda to Capel Curig along the old coaching route of the A5. Llyn Ogwen lies about halfway along Nant Ffancon, and from the west end the Afon Ogwen runs down to the Menai Strait. It cascades in some places and flows broadly in others through the wooded valley where I sketched. The snow-capped mountains of the Carneddau are on the left and the Glyderau are on the right.

Tate Modern Cafe

Bill Kneale 

North Wales Artist