PROFILE: My Space - John Abell

Cardiff Life, January 17 2020

John, who lives in the city, and works from RUG, the artist studio on Queen Street, is renown for his large-scale wood block prints and his highly coloured watercolour paintings, of whjich he says, "explore life, love, lust and the human condition." He was a runner up in Welsh Artist of the Year in 2013, and also won the Josef Herman Centenary print prize in 2012, which allowed him to explore liothography at the Curwen Studio. 


His exhibition Becca and Her Children opens this month at Newton House, Dinefwr, Carmarthenshire and marks anniversary of the Rebecca Riots, which took place in Mid and West Wales between 1839 - 1843 and were protests by local farmers and agricultural workers in response to unfair taxation.