Art by Gary Hamer Rees
We’re proud to display at Llanerch the artworks of the renowned Welsh oil painter, Gary Hamer Rees.
The art captures the natural beauty of Wales and the charm of its people.
Gary’s landscapes and portraits depict the impact of the coal mining industry on the working and social lives of the people of the South Wales Coalfield during the mid-20th century. His work is greatly influenced by his upbringing in close proximity to both heavy industry and rugged rural landscapes.
About the artist
Born and raised in the small mining town of Upper Brynamman, Carmarthenshire, Gary Hamer Rees went on to study art at Carmarthen School of Art and Birmingham School of Art. Working principally in oils, Gary produces works that are greatly influenced by his upbringing in a small mining community.
These artworks have been exhibited in a range of galleries, including the Albany Gallery in Cardiff and Mall Galleries in London. They are on permanent exhibition here at Llanerch.