Welsh coastal landscapes set to sell for thousands

Anthemion auctions’ Fine Art Sale on the 23rd of August, 2017 features a stunning selection of large oil paintings by celebrated Welsh landscape artist Donald McIntyre. The Scottish born painter, who spent 45 years living in North Wales, produced a prolific range of landscape and coastal vistas over his lifetime, and his works are now extremely sought after by collectors across the UK, having exhibited in the Royal Academy, Royal Scottish Academy and the Royal Cambrian Academy.

His works are drawn time and again from the Celtic fringes of the British isles. He lived in a small village in the hills above Bangor, North Wales with his wife Lauren, and his early experiences in Scotland and the artists he encountered there are believed to have affected his style throughout his life. Many of his summers were spent on the inner Hebridean island of Iona, renowned for its tranquility and natural environment, and his approach is believed to be heavily influenced by the tradition of the Scottish colourists.

The vibrant hues of his distinctive palette are abundantly evident in two stunning paintings of Anglesey to be offered in Anthemion’s upcoming auction, depicting a rocky shore and a sun drenched lane. Another painting, entitled “above the harbour”, depicts a row of colourful cottages above boats moored in a small inlet, the saturation of bright blues and pinks conveying warm sunlight and dense coastal fauna. His works have a sense of fullness, of the living scenery inhabiting and dominating the mere painted board medium on which it is contained.  Be the subjects coastal or otherwise, his works are united by a sense of movement and change, both in the figurative forms depicted, and in the expression of the landscape itself.

The sale also offers a rare example of his early work, in a large striking painting entitled “Mor Mawr”, which consumes itself entirely in the blue and green depths and white crests of the sea. These uniquely immersive qualities are part of what creates the ever increasing demand and lifelong appeal of his artistry, and the collective works at auction are estimated to realise in the region of £10,000 to £15,000

Donald McIntyre - Mor Mawr, Oil on board. Inscribed verso Society of Marine Artists labels verso dated 1967 75.5cm x 101cm . Sold for £1,250 at Anthemion Auctions
Sold for £1,250 at Anthemion Auctions

The sale on the the 23rd of August offers works by many other renowned Welsh artists including Donald Floyd and Kyffin Williams, as well as Fine Art including jewellery and silverware, furniture, clocks, medals, militaria, collector’s items, sporting memorabilia, works of art and pottery and porcelain from the Swansea and Nantgarw works as well as from around the world.

Anthemion will be accepting further entries for  upcoming auctions; for any queries please contact the auction house on 02920 472444 or anthemions@aol.com