Castell Coch, Tongwynlais. Pen & Watercolour








A late 19th century reconstruction of the ruined Norman castle on the site, by William Burges, architect to the Third Marquess of Bute.

The Millennium Stadium, Cardiff. Pen and Watercolour










Detail of the Stadium under construction.The Stadium opened to host the 1999 Rugby World Cup when Wales played Argentina.

Cardiff Castel. Pen and Watercolour.

Although dating from Roman times with additions over the Centuries, the Castle we see today is a late 19th century restoration by William Burges and the 2nd Marquess of Bute.

Welsh National War Memorial, Alexandra Gardens. Mixed Media 
1924-28, designed by Sir Ninian Comper who said that he was inspired by the ruin cities of Tunisia.

Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay. Pen and Watercolour 50x45cms.

The Pierhead building opened in 1885 and was designed by William Frame, William Burges’s chief assistant, hence the similarities to Cardiff Castle and Castell Coch.

The City Hall, Cardiff. Pen & Watercolour

The City Hall 1901-5 was designed by Lanchester Stewart and Rickards. The practice was the winner of an architectural competition.

Penarth Pier, near Cardiff. Pen and Watercolour 62x46cms.
The Pier dates from 1834 and The Pavilion was added in 1929. The Pavilion re-opened as an arts centre 2013.

House in Ninian Road. Pen and Watercolour.

Facing the Roath Recreation Ground, the houses in Ninian Road date from 1891 and completed 1910.

GAP Store, Queen Street, Cardiff. Pen & Watercolour
‘GAP’ was originally Queens Chambers, 1878 designed by C.E Bernard. As the Glamorganshire Canal passed under Queen Street nearby, it seems he decided to design the building in the style of a Venetian Palace.

The Coal Exchange, Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff. Pen & Watercolour
The Coal Exchange 1884-8 designed by Edwin Seward. In front, the hideous entrance to an underground car park built when it was (wrongly) anticipated that a National Welsh Assembly would be established there.

Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire. Pen & Watercolour

Margam Abbey, Near Port Talbot, Glamorgan. Pen & Watercolour

House on Station Road, Llanishen. Pen and Watercolor
Artist Cardiff


The Violin Shop, Cello Room, Castle Arcade. Pen and Watercolor
Artist Cardiff


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