Len Gibbs

Len Gibbs - From the Estuary Series

Len Gibbs - From the Estuary Series

Len Gibbs selected three scenes from his Coast of Glamorgan and beyond series to represent the diversity of the coast. Many people identify the South Wales coast as either sandy or rocky, but always with hills as a backdrop. A substantial part of the coast in the Carmthen Bay area is flat and subject to large changes in tidal reach. There paintings reflect these characteristics. Penclawdd is mostly seen when driving through the village, mostly during the day when the water has left the shore dry. In the evening In Spring tides the water returns and fills the estuary. The water that rushs into the estuary covers the exposed sands charging past the cast iron lighthouse that has stood there for one hundred and fifty years. The speed of the water is faster than a person can walk. The southern side of the estuary can be seen almost as a complete line from Laugharne. It is the scene that Dylan Thomas looked on when writing.

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