In 2020 the ever popular artist Valeriane Leblond returns to Gallery 3 for an exhibition May 1st to June 13th 2020
‘I am a French and Quebecker artist who has lived in Wales since 2007. I was brought up in Angers, France, and went to live in this beautiful country after graduating in literature in Nantes. I live in an old farmhouse near Aberystwyth with my three sons, several cats and too many chickens.
I have a little studio at home where I paint while listening to French radio and sipping posh tea. In winter the wood-burner is lit and I have a cat or two purring by my side. In summer I struggle to stay indoors and paint more during the evening.
My artworks often deal with the idea of belonging, how people inhabit the land, what makes the place they call home. Most of my works have details and sub-stories that you may notice if you look longer. I love reading novels and I wanted to be a writer when I was a child. There is a narrative aspect in my paintings, and I often have to write down what I have in mind before I start to paint it.
I also illustrate picture books, which is a great way of combining my two passions, books and painting.’
Previously shown by Valeriane Leblond in Gallery 3
For that extra special gift, we have antique and vintage Welsh Quilts and Blankets in every colour imaginable and if you can’t find what you’re looking for here, then our original cottage shop in Llanybydder http://www.jen-jones.com will most certainly have it!
Jen’s new updated and expanded book, Welsh Quilts is the perfect gift for anyone with an interest in the textile heritage of Wales and is available to buy here. We have a huge selection of brand new and ‘pre-loved’ craft and pattern books. For the budding quilters we also have fabric packs including antique quilt pieces for sale and quilt and cushion sewing kits.
Come and have a rummage as we think you’ll be amazed at the sheer assortment of antique bits and bobs we have. We also have contemporary artwork (prints, cards, calendars etc.) available to buy from hugely popular artists Valeriane Leblond and Ruth Jen.
Many of our volunteers at The Welsh Quilt Centre are accomplished quilters and artists. Quilts, cushions, scarves and accessories and many more items made by the volunteers will also be available to buy.
If you can’t make it to our shop, please have a look on-line and if you don’t find what you’re looking for just let us know and we’ll do our very best to help.