Fresh Cuts

I’ve been working on some linocuts as a change from the norm. There’s something freeing about the action of carving, especially with the new Pfeil tools that I’ve invested in. Having chunky fingers and tubby thumbs does have its disadvantages, however…

Prints are available from Kooywood Gallery, Cardiff or directly from me. Please email if interested.


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!

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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

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