Why I Love David Jones – A Talk at Tenby Museum

I gave a talk on why I love David Jones at Tenby Museum on Friday 16th September. This was a personal reflection: I have loved his essays, poetry, paintings and lettering for many years, and he has had a profound influence on my work.

Thank you to everyone who attended, and to those who commented appreciatively on the night and and afterwards by email.

One painting of mine which was clearly influenced by his work is the card I made for Llandovery College on the occasion of the re-dedication of the chapel organ in 1991.

For anyone interested in David Jones’ work, a quick Google search will return a number of useful sites.

I would love to do this talk again! If anyone would like the text, please email me. 




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  1. BrushStrokes

    I drove home from Tenby aglow with it all! Do you think the text will appear in print – in the Journal, perhaps? The good things that are said do so hurry by before there’s a chance to reflect on them!
    As I write, I’m seeing your work for the dedication of Llandovery College organ – an image I’ll never forget.
    I hope you’re rested and content after a remarkable evening.
    My very best wishes,
    Mike Sharpe


    Just a note to say how much I appreciate you giving up your time and putting in all that work to give such a fascinating talk here on Friday evening. Everyone has said how much they enjoyed it and I for one learned an awful lot about the thought processes of a working artist. It was most revealing.
    Once again many thanks and kind regards

    1. BrushStrokes

      Thank you for reminding me of David Jones’ birthday!
      Yes, I hope to do the talk again next year – for NADFAS in Narberth, and possibly for U3A in Llandovery. I’ll let you know nearer the time.

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