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Pamela Willoughby

 Paintings by Pamela Willoughby

INTRODUCTION 

 Landscape Gallery

Pamela Willoughby Artist and Conservator

The following paintings are a true representation of Mid Wales through the eyes of Pamela Willoughby, (1932-1998). The paintings are held privately and have only been shown to the public in Liverpool in 1995. The site shows works by the artist, her masterly unique vision using pure, powerful, vibrant lyrical expressive colours in perfect tones. It is even more extraordinary that they are all entirely painted "Plein air", with some being on a massive scale for outdoor painting of 122x152cm (5ft x 4ft).
 

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The Artist

June 26, 2022

Pamela Willoughby (Gwatkin) lived in Mid Wales for over 40 years between 1940 and 1998 growing a deep love of the indigenous forested hillsides. In the 1960s she founded the Forestry Action Group to help conserve its wild beauty for the next generations. Through paintings, Ms. Willoughby wanted to represent the intact, unspoiled areas of the countryside around Powys where she lived, capturing certain aspects in her works. In particular, she was fascinated by a "mountain + valley" called "Gesail. Her unique style appears uninfluenced by other artists but perhaps reminiscent of the "Fauves" in their free use of color. She believed, that capturing the genuine tonal relationships between areas of paint was most important for authentic representation of the landscape.

Pamela Margaret Willoughby

The Paintings

January 10, 2025

Oils on canvas by Pam Willoughby around Dinas Mawddwy, Machynlleth, Mid-Wales, and her home near Cemmaes, Machynlleth. They range in size from 20x25cm to 122x152cm, and all are painted "Plein air"(at different outdoor locations). "They are landscapes with space and light and almost any part can be extracted as a satisfying abstract in its own right."

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DRAWINGS

Color drawings 

Coloured portrait sketches by Pamela Willoughby of Robert A. Gwatkin 1950's on paper. Birkenhead Larid Art School.   
 

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Pencil drawings 

Life drawings by Pamela Willoughby from the Royal Academy London.

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Inspirations 

 

Images from places in Mid Wales that inspired her, and taken of her home and garden.

“Tyger Tyger, burning bright, In the forests of the night; What immortal hand or eye, Could frame thy fearful symmetry?”

William Blake

 

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Machynlleth Powys Mid Wales

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