I’ve been busy with some drawings recently. 

My day job ( I teach art at a school in Merthyr) takes over in term time but I make sure there’s still time to draw in front of the telly! 

Here are a couple of studies that I have on the go at the moment.


 I use soft Caran D’ache watercolour pencils that provide a range of intense or soft tones that allow me to blend colours smoothly. Just what I need after teaching, marking and preparing lessons!

If you’re interested in seeing more of my drawings, visit my online store


Valley Parables: Press Release

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Valley Parables: New Paintings by James Donovan

James Donovan is exhibiting forty new paintings at Cardiff’s Kooywood Gallery from Thursday September 10th.

The Aberdare artist’s new paintings are a return to what he calls the ‘new, old Wales’, where old habits die hard and stereotypes live on through a cast of comical yet poignant characters that reflect personal and universal views on valleys life and Welsh culture.

The show continues until Saturday October 3rd.

For more details, contact:

James Donovan:

07875 368228



Kooywood Gallery (Rhian Kooy):

029 2023 5093