Jean Ainsworth's Gallery
Gallery About the Artist
Pwllfain Farm (Stoney Pond Farm)
An abandoned Welsh farm - Pwllfain (Stoney Pond) sits on a hillside overlooking the Clettwr River and village of Pontsian, Mid Wales. Although it is deserted and the windows are dark and some without glass, and the rooms are empty - it still looks cheerful thanks to the red brick, rusty corrugated roof and autumn colours in the trees.
The Steps, Maes Owen
The Barn Maes Owen
Watercolour and ink painting of one of the prettiest cottages in the Mid Wales village of Pontsian. The apple green paintwork is a lovely contrast to the dressed stone walls. It sits on the edge of the village where the River Clettwr Major (Clettwr Mawr) and Clettwr Minor (Clettwr Bach) converge - hence it's name. Clettwr, in Welsh means 'Rough Water' so it can't be said to be a quiet corner as the rivers noisily tumbles over boulders and rocks.
Sarra on Snaefell with the Cloak of Manannan
Sarra standing on the summit of Snaefell Mountain, Isle of Mann, with the Cloak of Manannan swirling around her. The Cloak is the term given the the mists that often cover the mountain and even envelope the island. There is no requirement to frame. The edges are painted and is ready to hang immediately.
Ballure Glen, Ramsey, Isle of Mann
Outbuildings at Cwrt Clettwr Arms
The Terrace Row, Pontsian (3)
The old row is the first thing you see as you approach the village of Pontsian over the bridge (Sian's Bridge) which gives the village it's name. The row has changed since it was built to serve the farmers and locals with its store, Woollen Mill and stables. The Store remains. Other parts have been converted but there beauty has been preserved.
The Terrace Row, Pontsian (2)
The village of Pontsian was built around pastoral farming and slate quarrying. These buildings originally housed the Woollen Mill, the village stores and stables. All that remains is the stores. The rest of the row has been converted to residential use but still keeping a lot of original features. Painted in the naive style because I felt it best captured the feel of the buildings.