Lyndon Thomas - Born Llanelli 1941.
I first exhibited paintings, mainly figurative oils in the early 1960’s. The work at the time attempted to place industry into landscape – at that time there was no shortage of inspiration within south Wales. From 1966 I changed direction making stoneware domestic pottery that was exhibited and sold through a wide range of galleries and craft shops throughout Wales and the Marches. Following the onset of arthritis I had a brief flirtation with woodturning before illness curtailed any further involvement.
I restarted painting in 2008 but was initially hesitant that I would be unable to avoid the influence of such artists as Will Roberts and Josef Herman whose work I admire.
I evolved a method of working in acrylic on paper using painting knives to achieve the textured effects I desired. The bulk of my subject matter is the landscape of North Pembrokeshire and the Lleyn Peninsula, the two western extremities of Wales. I am particularly interested in human habitation within the landscape, habitation often isolated, almost apologetic in its setting. The exploration of a subject usually requires up to five paintings to capture the range of moods that various weather conditions provide.