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06.08.22 - 18.09.22

Russ Chester


'The Journey in my heart' - An exhibition by Russ Chester exploring the light, textures, mood and colours of the Welsh Countryside

Art has been a journey which has lasted all my life, but which took on a new importance when I moved to Wales in the late 1970’s.


Since that move, I have worked mainly outdoors, initially on local farms then eventually further afield around Gwynedd and Anglesey; firstly doing dry stone walling before turning to tree surgery and powerline clearance.


I am aware of the complex patterns hidden in my surroundings and have been lucky enough to see parts of Wales not many people have access to; the far corners of fields, lost little lanes, into farmyards and into people’s lives. I know the cold, I know drenching rain, I know summer heat, I know weather, I know the seasons, I know the light, I know the trees, I know what stone looks and feels like, I know the countryside and the lay of the land


‘The journey in my heart’ is a culmination of my experiences presented in paintings that explore the light, textures, mood and colours I have encountered along the way.