ART lovers can revisit the the mountains and coast of North Wales from an entirely new perspective in Colwyn Bay.

Hailing from New Brunswick, Canada, artist Cheryl Ann Savoy’s exhibition “Walking Through Wales: A Canadian Perspective” will display hours of personal exploration through the Welsh countryside at Colwyn Bay Library.

Ms Savoy said: “This country is a naturalist and artist’s dream, with its coastlines and mountains, lakes and valleys; not to mention the many ancient sites and architecture.

Before moving to North Wales in 2013, Savoy’s work had been exhibited across Canada, US, New Zealand and Europe and has been featured on the cover of Summer 2013 edition of Crannóg, a literary magazine based in Galway, Ireland.

Savoy works in acrylic, oil, pastel, mixed-media, charcoal, and coloured pencil and has explored both abstract and realist approaches to expression.

In Walking through Wales, the artist has principally worked using chalk pastel on Mi-Teintes paper mounted under Plexiglas.

Ms Savoy added: “I am a great fan of Robert Bateman, a well-known Canadian naturalist and painter, and nature continues to be one of my favourite themes, hence the medium I choose depends on the subject at hand, whether that be animals, plants, or landscapes.

“I have sketched out some of my impressions on paper and hung them up for the public to view. These are not always specific places but more of a generic view—enabling the viewer to identify their own favourite valley, mountainside, lake or trail.

“I am not trying to imbue my work with some mysterious, deep meaning—I simply love the natural world and want to share that with others who love nature, also.”

‘Walking Through Wales: A Canadian Perspective’ can be viewed in the foyer of Colwyn Bay Library until Monday, October 31 from 9.30am until 5.30pm during the week and until 12.30pm on Saturday.

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