His early work was executed mainly in water-colours, but he soon turned to oils and concentrated on landscape painting . His work is distinguished by his use of jewel-bright colours, a trend inspired by his sojourns on the Continent , although even his Welsh landscapes are endowed with the same brilliance. An ardent admirer of Turner , Constable , and John Sell Cotman , his work, nevertheless, shows little outside influence and he appears to have followed no particular school or painter . He exhibited his first picture at the New English Art Club when he was 19 years of age and showed an exhibition of water-colours at the Chenil Gallery in 1910 . An exhibition of his work was shown at the Tate Gallery in 1921-2 and a further memorial exhibition at the Chenil Gallery in 1923 . In that year also a public subscription fund, sponsored by the Llanelly Star , was opened at Llanelly in order to acquire some examples of his work for his native town. His work is also represented in the collections of the National Museum of Wales at Cardiff , the Tate Gallery , London , the Temple Newsam Gallery , Leeds , the Manchester City Art Gallery , and the Aberdeen Art Gallery , as well as in a number of other public and private collections.
Megan Ellis, (1906-2001), Aberystwyth
Published date: 1959