Although I see North Pembrokeshire in bright colours, John Knapp-Fisher’s muted earthy tones seem to faithfully portray the light and the shapes of this part of the world. He lived and worked at his studio gallery in Croesgoch on the St Davids peninsula from 1967, when he followed the Seymours to this area, until his death in February this year. His houses and village scenes are instantly recognisable as typical of North Pembrokeshire. The lone cyclist (above) was printed in an edition of 850 and prints can be purchased from Gallery on the Usk.
‘Abereiddy Evening’ (above) is typical of much of his work. Pwllgwaelod (below) is a water colour of Dinas’ sandy beach, looking towards Fishguard. Postcard reproductions of his landscapes are widely available locally.
John Knapp-Fisher’s autobiography ‘My Life – all the little things’ is available at Ty Custom House in Cardigan for £25 . ‘Pembrokeshire’, his first book, is available on Amazon where you can pay up to £250 for the first edition.