Adrienne Howes lives and works on a hill farm on the Gwrhyd Mountain at the edge of the Brecon Beacons in South Wales, and it is this landscape that has been a constant source of inspiration and the basis for much of her creative output.
 
The farm is situated on the top of the mountain, an area full of history and character, it enjoys spectacular vistas extending in all directions, it is even possible to see Cornwall and Devon! This environment with its dramatic skies and landscape of long, bare ridges, with the hint of scrub hedgerows, lone trees, isolated dwellings and structures such as walls and roadways, as well as natural features of ravines and rocks, are often key elements in the compositions. With these few elements, Howes creates simple yet powerful compositions that reveal the sublime beauty of her surroundings, the effects of the elements, and the transience of man.
‘Red Scar’ - acrylic on canvas - 80 x 80 cms
‘Hawthorn Ridge’ - acrylic on canvas - 75 x 98 cms
‘Gateway’ - acrylic on canvas - 75 x 98 cms
‘On the road to Brecon’ - acrylic on canvas - 100 x 100 cms
‘Pant’ - acrylic on canvas - 65 x 98 cms
‘Boundary’ - acrylic on canvas - 65 x 98 cms
‘Mountain Road’ - acrylic on canvas - 83 x 100 cms
‘Chapel’ - acrylic on canvas - 65 x 98 cms