Morgan Llewellyn (Cards and Prints available)
Morgan Llewellyn was brought up in Monmouthshire and has lived at Llangattock in the Usk Valley for nearly forty years. At school he did art to A' level under the skilful tutelage of Curtis Delmar-Morgan and won all the major school art prizes. In 1956 he joined the Army and there was little time for painting. His career included active service in Malaya and Cyprus. He spent time as an instructor at the Army Outward Bound School in North Wales, commanded the 1st Bn The Royal Welch Fusiliers and later commanded the Gurkha Field Force in Hong Kong. Towards the end of his career he was GOC Wales. There was little time for serious art, though, when serving as a staff officer in the Ministry of Defence, he managed to attend life-drawing classes at St Martin's School of Art. Otherwise he is largely self-taught. After the Army, he was ordained and was a Minor Canon at Brecon Cathedral before becoming the chaplain at Christ College, Brecon, where his triptych of the Last Supper, Crucifixion and Resurrection hangs in the School chapel. Since full retirement he has become semi-professional. He paints in both watercolour and oils. He is equally at home painting landscapes or portraits. He particularly enjoys painting in Venice. He regularly exhibits and sells his work at the Mall Gallery in London and has also done shown work at the Albany Gallery in Cardiff. He is Chairman of the Armed Forces Art Society and in 2006 he won the Painters and Stainers' Company prize for painting at the Society's exhibition in London. One of his watercolours of Venice was acquired for a royal collection.