Welsh Arts Archive

The Welsh Arts Archive is an ongoing project by photographer Bernard Mitchell to record a comprehensive list of notable characters within the Arts community in Wales.

The Archive contains an alphabetical list of names followed by the occupation (or discipline) and the unique photographic reference for the artist featured. To obtain further information, and an image of the artist, simply click on the name.  Not all of the pictures are loaded here yet, please be patient.  This is a major project, which is constantly expanding, and will perhaps never actually be completed (due to its very nature).  If you would like a high resolution copy of any of the images please contact me

In the past the documentation of the artists of Wales has been sadly neglected. This group of portraits is part of a much larger collection of photographs of the artists of Wales. The Welsh Arts Archive began in 1966 with a series of portraits of the Swansea friends of Dylan Thomas, including the artists Ceri Richards and Alfred Janes, the poet Vernon Watkins and the composer Daniel Jones

Since 1990 I have added many artists who have since passed away, including, Will Roberts, Josef Herman, John Petts, Ivor Roberts Jones, John Elwyn, David Tinker and Ernest Zobole. The work continues with the artists working today.

In 1999, a large exhibition of photographs of artists was held at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth. Photographs are also held in the collections of the National Portrait Gallery, London, The National Museum of Wales, Cardiff and the Glynn Vivian Gallery, Swansea.

Bernard Mitchell

Photographs of the Artists which have been added to the Website so far can be found in the Gallery section.

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Prof Jane Aaron 5 Cwmdonkin Dr.
Dannie Abse Poet
Martin Ace and the Silverbirds Band
Hugh Adams
Susan Adams Artist
Lesley Grant Adamson Writer
Allan Ahlberg
John Akerman Writer
George Alagiah TV Journalist
David Rayvern-Allen Cricket writer
Keith Allen Actor/writer etc
Richard Allen Artist
David Almond Children’s writer
David Alston
Claire A’Herne Ceramic artist
John Amis Writer/critic
Keith Andrew Artist
Eric Angels Artist
Philip Ardagh
David Armstrong Writer
Mary Arrigan Irish children’s writer
Ash Poet
Trezza Azzopardi Writer


Daniel Backhouse Artist
Peter Bailey Artist
Joan Baker Artist, Cardiff
Iwan Bala Artist
Niel Bally Artist
Esha Bandopadhyay Indian vocalist
John Barnie Poet / Editor Planet
Des Barry Writer
Tim Batcup
John Bates Artist
Keith Bayliss Artist
Paul Beauchamp Artist photographer
Claire Beaton Wordplay
Lynne Bebb Sculptor
Alan Beech Ceramic artist
Brian Beehan Playwright
Elinor Bennett Harpist
Sonja Benskin Artist
Walter Bergmoser Artist/photographer at SIHE
Louis de Bernieres Writer
Dave Berry Film historian
Anna Bessant Stained glass artist
Nick Bevan Chef
Gwenllian Beynon Artist
Ruth Bidgood Poet
Alison Bielski Poet
John Bilsborough Poet
Railroad Bill Skiffle group
Christian Lynn-Bird Artist miniatures
Peter Blake Artist
Michael Bogdanov
Helen Booth Artist
Partha Bose Sitarist
David Boucher Writer
Keith Bowen Artist
Phil Bowen Poet
Tim Bowler Writer
Frank C Boyce Children’s writer
Max Boyce Entertainer
Boys from the Hill Folk group
Eddie Braben Script writer
Geof Bradford Artist
Sarah Bradford Artist
Paul Brewer Artist photographer
Terry Breverton Publisher
Mike Briscoe Artist
Harry Brockway Sculptor/wood engraver
Kevin Brooks Children’s writer
Andy Browm
Gordon Brown Artist
Stuart Brown Poet
William Brown Artist
Ivan Bukovsky Czech artist
Melvyn Burgess
Richard Burns Writer
Brendan Stuart-Burns Artist
Ainsley Burrows Poet
Charles Burton Artist
Richard Burton Actor with children
Sylvie Hoffman-Butterbach Stained glass artist
Mark Button Photographer
Georgia Byng Children’s writer
Charles Byrd Artist


Brian Cainen Writer
Bryn Campbell Photographer
James Campbell Ceramic artist
Carlow Choral Society
David Carpanini Artist
Jane Carpanini Artist
Suzanne Carpenter Artist
Tina Carr Photographer
Nikki Cass Glass artist
Roger Cecil Artist
Cefn Fab Bard
Cor Ceredigion Dublin
George Chambers Artist
Felicity Charlton Artist
Kate Cheeseman
Andy Chittock Photographer
Ni Chuilleanain Irish poet
Sheila Clark Artist/print maker
John Cooper-Clarke
Gillian Clarke National Poet of Wales
Terry Clarke
Matthew Clatworthy Stained glass artist
John Cleal Artist
Gerald Clement Cllr.
Anne Cluysenaar Poet
Michael Coady Irish poet
Sally Cohen Artist
Angela Colderick
Michael Coleman
Morag Colquhoun Artist
David Colwell Bentwood furniture
Mike Collier Photographer
Neil Collier Photographer
Gerald Conn Animator
Tony Conran Poet
Roger Cook Dr. / Transgressions
Derek Copley
Maud Cotter Artist
Glenys Cour Artist
Peter Coviello Artist
Jack Crabtree Artist
Alistair Crawford Artist/photographer
Denis Curry Sculptor
Tony Curtis Poet
Cwmtawe Band


Cynog Dafis AM
Ffur Dafydd Daughter of Menna Elfyn
Danescastle School Irish band and dancers
Holly Davey Artist
Huw Davie
Andrew Davies AM
Robert Francis Davies Ch. Culture Swansea
Ivor Davies Artist
James A Davies Prof.
Jason Davies Ceramic artist
John Davies Poet
Lyn Lewis Davies
Marcelle Davies Embroidery artist
Nia Davies Artist
Nicola Davies Children’s writer
Ogwen Davies Artist
Peter Davies Artist
Stevie Davies Writer
Ron Davies Photographer
Ron Davies AM
Russell T Davies Writer
Jenny Spencer Davies Curator Glynn Viv
Tim Davies Artist
Walford Davies Writer
Damien Walford-Davies Prof.
Jason Walford-Davies Bangor University
Anna Davis Writer
Pete Davis Photographer
Patricia MacKinnon-Day Artist
Jan Dean
Muriel Delahaye Artist
Stanislav Denk Czech poet
Kathy DeWitt Photographer
Colin Dexter Writer
Nuala ni Dhomhnaill Irish poet
Kathryn Dodd Artist
Lucy Donald Artist/print maker
James Donovan Artist
Maura Dooley Poet
John Dougherty
Malachy Doyle Children’s writer
Carol Anne Duffy Poet Laureate of England
Aidan Andrew Dun Poet
Chris Dunbabin Artist
Aidan Dunn Poet
Alan Durant
Mark Durden Prof
Paul Durden Writer
Sarah Dyer
Dylan Thomas Players


Jean Earle Poet
Heather Eastes Artist
James Guy Eccleston Artist
Aled Edwards Baritone
Gareth Edwards Rugby Player
Peter Edwards Artist
Rhian Edwards Singer
John Uzzel-Edwards Artist
Menna Elfyn Poet
Edwina Ellis Wood engraver
Ken Elias Artist
Ossian Ellis Harpist
Hans Eneman Artist
John Elwyn Artist
Alun Evans Artist
Anthony Evans Artist
Ann Catrin Evans Artist
Elissa Evans Artist/ print maker
John Evans Poet
J.C.Evans Poet
Nicholas Evans Artist
Rian Evans Writer
Ruth Evans Artist
Tony Evans Artist
Peter Evershed Artist


Oliver Fairclough Keeper of Art
Anne Farrell Irish storyteller
Fernhill Folk group
Paul Ferris Biographer
Victoria Field
Non Figg
Peter Finch Poet
Peter Finnemore Photographer
Charlie Fisher Friend of Dylan Thomas
Chris Fisher Artist
John Knapp-Fisher Artist
Eugene Fisk Artist
Keith Floyd Chef
Mary Fogg Artist
Jackie Ford Artist/print maker
John Foster
Rag Foundation Folk group
Keith Fynn American poet
Vivian French Writer
Rose Frain Artist
Alan Francis Architect
Hywel Francis M.P.
Karl Francis Film director
Mike Francis
John Freeman Poet
Michael Freeman Artist
Liz Frost
The Fugitives Canadian spoken word artists 73/05
John Fuller Poet
Janice Moore-Fuller American poet
Jo Furber
Hideo Furuta Sculptor
Ffynon Folk group


Valerie Ganz Artist
Raymond Garlick Poet
David Garner Artist
Brian Gaylor Photographer
Emma Gelliot
David Gepp Photographer
Phil George Film maker
Sally George
John Geraint Film maker
Arthur Giardelli Artist
Bim Giardelli Artist
John Gibbens Poet
Veronica Gibson Artist
Mark Gilbert Scottish artist
David Gilbey Poet
Anthony Goble Artist
Carlos Goldgrub Photographer
Victor Golightly Writer
John Goodby Poet
Liv Goode Artist
Mel Gooding Art historian
Lorna Goodison Poet DTFest 111
Iris Gower Writer
Jon Gower Arts writer BBC
Richard Perceval Graves Writer
Kathryn Gray Poet
Andrew Green Librarian
John Greening Poet
David Greenslade Poet
William Greenway Poet
Chris Griffin Artist
Basil Griffiths Poet
David Griffiths Artist
Mansel Griffiths Textile designer
Martin Griffiths Artist
Niall Griffiths Writer
Phillip Jones-Griffiths Photographer
W.J.Gruffydd Poet
Kirsty Guise Ceramic artist
Elis Gwyn Artist


Elizabeth Haines Artist
Shannon Hale Children’s writer
Chris Hall Poet
Christopher Hall Artist
Sally Hands Artist/print maker
Rebecca Hansell Poet
Robert Harding Sculptor
Prof Barbara Hardy Writer
Sue Hiley-Harris Artist
Paula Harris Poet
Richard Harris Artist
Desmond Harrison Artist
Kevin Harrison Artist
David Hastie Artist
Jane Hawkins Artist
Maria Hayes Artist
Denis Healey
John Hegley Poet
Kurt Heinnzelman Poet
Adrian Henri Artist
Paul Henry Poet
Josef Herman Artist
Nin Herman Widow of Josef
Tony Hethrington Poet
Jack Hirchman American poet
Boys from the Hill Folk group
Annie Giles-Hobbs Artist
Br David Hodges Poet
Barbara Holdridge Caedmon Records
Kevin Crossley-Holland
Harry Holland Artist
Edgar Holloway Artist
Jennifer Holloway Artist
Nick Holly Artist
Clyde Holmes Artist/poet
Michael Holroyd Writer
Rick Hool Poet
Carol Hopkins Writer
Sarah Hopkins Artist/print maker
Royston Hopson Artist
Mererid Hopwood Poet
Simon Howe Artist
Neale Howells Artist
Adrienne Howes Artist
John Howes Artist
Brian Hughes Composer
David Hughes Poet
Frieda Hughes Poet
Gareth Lloyd-Hughes Photographer
Pat Hughes
Iestyn Hughes
Kati Hughes Actress
Lyn Hughes
The Big Hum Singers
Maggie Humphrey Ceramic artist
Emyr Humphreys Writer
Sue Hunt Artist
David Hurn Photographer
Emily Huws
Bethan Huws Artist
Meirion MacIntyre-Huws Poet


Kathy Iffla Sculptor
Bert Isaac Artist


Phillipa Jacobs Artist
John James Poet
Shani Rhys-James Artist
Simon James
Josef Janda Czech poet
Alfred Janes Artist
Hilly Janes Journalist
Mary Janes Widow of Alfred
Paul Jeff Artist
Ian Jeffreys Writer
Geraint Jenkins Dir CWCS
Clive Hicks-Jenkins Artist
Mark Jenkins Playwright
Mike Jenkins Poet
Nigel Jenkins Poet
Petr Jochmann Czech artist
Catherine Johnson
Nicholas Johnson
Peter Jonckheere Artist
Aneurin Jones Artist
Angharad Jones Artist
Dr Brinly Jones President
Christine Jones Ceramic artist
Colin Jones Application Developer / Artist
Martyn Dalimore-Jones Artist
Daniel Jones Composer
Eleri Jones Artist
Elfin Jones Artist
T.Gwyn-Jones Poet
Elizabeth Iorwerth-Jones Sketty
Jack Jones Artist
John Jones Artist
Jonah Jones Artist/writer
Margaret Jones Artist
T. Llew-Jones Poet
Mary Lloyd-Jones Artist
Mairwen Prys-Jones
Megan Jones Artist
Meirwen Jones Gomer Press
Mike Jones Artist
Millie Jones Sculptor
Peter Jones Ex ACW
Tim Jones Artist
Ivor Roberts-Jones Sculptor
Rhodri Jones Photographer
Sally Roberts-Jones Writer
Shirley Jones Artist/engraver
Peter Thabet-Jones Poet
Meirion Jordon Poet
Jane Joseph Artist
Philip Joseph Director
Barb Jungr Singer


Sasha Kagan Knitware designer
Martin Kellcher Poet
Sue Kelsall Artist/print maker
Brian Kennedy Art historian Ulster Museum
Philip Kerr Children’s writer
Ken Kesey Writer
John Kiki Artist
Clive King Artist
Shirley King Actress
Bob Kingdom Actor
Chris Kinsey Artist
Becky Knight Artist
Stephen Knight Writer
Gideon Koppel Film maker
Helen Kosich Artist
Josef Koudelka Photographer
Radovan Kraguly Artist
Karen Kramer Film Director


Fintan Lacy Irish poet
Elizabeth Laird
Terrence Lambert Artist
Jean Paul Landreau Ceramic artist
David Lee Writer
Karel Lek Artist
Erich Lessing Photographer
Clarissa Lewis Daughter of John Piper
David Lewis Artist
Gwyneth Lewis Poet
Joan Lewis Widow of Gomer Lewis
Lee Lewis Artist
Moira Lewis Harpist
Sian Lewis Children’s writer
Tim Lewis Stained glass artist
Tim Liardet Poet
Liberty 37 Rock band
Sporting Life Skiffle group
Andrea Liggins Photographer
Sain Lile Stained glass artist
George Little Artist
Alison Lloyd Curator
Ben Lloyd Artist
Chris Lloyd Artist
Iwan Llwyd Poet
Tim Long Artist
Tertia Longmire Artist/poet
Helen Lopez Artist
Peter Lord Artist/art historian
J.G.Lubbock Artist
Andrew Lycett Biographer
John Lyons Artist


Michal Macku Czech photographer
Nick Macias Poet
Julian MacDonald Fashion designer
Robert Macdonald Artist
Emma McCallam Artist
Nicholas McDowal Old Stile Press
Frances McDowal Old Stile Press
Oisin McGann Children’s writer
Roger McGough Poet
Edwina Mc Grail Artist
Patrick McGuinness Poet
Beth McIntyre Curator
Donald McIntyre Artist
Ian Mc Millan
Ralph McTell Singer
Eric Maddern Pianist
Philip Madoc Actor
Robert Manno American composer
David Marchant Artist
Roy Marsden Artist
Rob Marshall
Sir George Martin Record producer
Guy Masterson Actor
Ceri Rhys Matthews Musician
Graham Matthews Photographer
Sally Matthews Artist
Carol Mavor Prof
June Mayhew Artist
Jo Mazelis Writer
Mary Medlicott Writer/ story teller
Chris Meredith Writer
Adrian Metcalf Actor
John Metcalf Composer
Robert Meyrick Artist
Merlin Sextet
Alan Michael AM
Claire Middleton Artist
Eleri Mills Artist
Susan Milne Artist
Robert Minhinnick Poet
John Minihan Photographer
Allan Mitchell Mayor of Winchester
Adrian Mitchell Poet
Bernard Mitchell Photographer
Julian Mitchell Writer
Tracey Moberly

Uta Molling Artist
David Moore Curator Brecon Museum
Jeremy Moore Photographer
Sally Moore Artist
Tony Steele-Morgan Artist
Glyn Morgan Artist
Goff Morgan Writer
Margot Morgan
Nigel Morgan
Rhodri Morgan
Ruth Morgan Children’s writer
Michael Morpurgo Children’s writer
Basil Morris Poet
Jackie Morris Artist
Jan Morris Poet
John Meirion Morris Sculptor
Twm Morris Poet
Roger Moss Sculptor
Blanaid Murphy Irish conductor
Liam Murphy Irish story teller
Les Murray Australian poet
Jaroslav Mykisa Stained glass artist


Jean Napier Photographer
David Nash Sculptor
Will Nash Sculptor/artist
Chris Needs
John Nesbitt Photographer
Martin Newell
Robert Newell Artist
Cor Newyddion Da Choir
Gerald Nicosia Biographer
Linda Norris Artist
Chris Nurse Artist


Brenda Oakes Artist
Tina O’Connell Artist
Paul O’ Connor Photographer
Stephen Oliver Artist
Geoffrey Olsen Artist
Ifeoma Onyefulu
Peter Oram Writer
Michael Organ Artist
Chris Ozzard
Ozi Rhys Osmond Artist/writer


Victor Paananen American Prof
John Paddison Sculptor
Ruth Parmiter Artist/print maker
Malcolm Parr Poet
Emrys Parry Artist
Gareth Parry
Iwan Gwyn Parry Artist
Brian Patten Poet
Michael Gustavious Payne Artist
Hilary Paynter Wood engraver
Colin See Paynton Artist/wood engraver
Sebastian Peake Son of Mervyn Peake
Charles Pegge Artist
Antony Penrose Son of Lee Miller
Myles Pepper West Wales Arts Centre
Gerald Peregrine Cellist
Alan Perry Artist/poet
David Perry Artist
Jean Perry Artist
Kevin Perryman Poet/photographer
Lubomir Pesek Czech artist
Pascale Petit Poet
John Petts Artist
Kusha Petts Artist
Stephen Pilkington Conductor
Sian Phillips Actress
Sara Philpott Artist/engraver
Tom Piper Artist
Alan Plater Writer
Eileen Pollock Actress
Richard Poole Lecturer
Peter Porter Australian Poet
Johnathon Powell Artist
Roy Powell Artist
Sian Preece Poet
Peter Prendergast Artist
Gwilym Pritchard Artist
Sion Probert Actor
Candida Proctor Photographer
Sheenagh Pugh Poet
Tim Pugh Artist


Scott Quinnell


Julie Rainsbury Poet
Richard Ramsbotham
Jenny Randerson
Peter Read Poet
Peter Reading Poet
Angharad Rees Actress
Celia Rees Children’s writer
Damian Rees Composer
Gwyneth Rees
Ieuan Rees Calligrapher
Prof Linford Rees Surgeon
Richard Renshaw Sculptor
Alun Reynolds Photographer
Oliver Reynolds
Samantha Wynne Rhydderch Poet
Letitia Rhys Poet
Alun Richards Writer
Bryn Richards Artist
Ceri Richards Artist
Edith Richards Artist
Harold Richards Photographer
Matthew Richardson Artist
Philip Ridley Children’s writer
Angelo Rinaldi Artist/book illustrator
Maurice Riordan
John Roberts Artist
Will Roberts Artist
Phyllis Roberts Attic Gallery
Sian Roberts Attic Gallery
Lloyd Robson Poet
Byron Rogers Biographer R.S.Thomas
John Rogers Artist
Frank Roper Sculptor
Alexandra Roe Attic Gallery
David Roe Attic Gallery
Yves Roose Cultural Director
Prof John Rowlands
Kenneth Rowntree Artist
Georgina Rushworth
Ken Russell Prof. Transgressions


Peter Salmon Poet
Salubrious Rhythm Company
Fiona Sampson
Gary Sargeant Artist
Tony de Saulles
Alexei Sayle Comedian
Gerald Scarfe Artist
Zoe Scoulding Poet
John Selway Artist
William Selwyn Artist
Olive Senior Poet
Terry Setch Artist
Owen Sheers Poet
Julian Sheppard Photographer
Michelle Sheridan Soprano
Cath Sherrell AAC
Derek Shiel Writer
Shimabuku Japanese artist
Denys Short Artist/sculptor
Eiriann Short Embroidery artist
Steve Short Poet
Bobbie Shrieve Landlord
Andrew Sinclair Author/film director
Nicholas Sinclair Photographer
Davi Singh
Dorothy Singh Pianist
Kevin Sinott Artist
Benoit Sire Artist
Michael Slaney Organist
David Slivka Sculptor
Dai Smith Prof
Brian Smith Poet
John Smout Artist
Mark Smout Artist
Jessica Souhami Children’s Writer
Raul Speek Artist
Victor Spinetti
Antonia Spowers Artist
Peter Spriggs Artist, Mall Galleries
Matthew Springford Film director
Martin Starkie 5 Cwmdonkin Drive
Lord St David Swansea Museum
Peter Stead Writer/historian
Ralph Steadman Artist
Tim Wilton-Steere Publisher
Dagma Stein Translator
Stan Stennett
Meic Stephens Writer
Meg Stevens Artist
Gillian Still Ceramic artist
Jessica Stockholder Artist
Paul Strickland
Judith Stroud Artist/print maker
Gordon Stuart Artist
Jacob Sutton Artist/photographer
Philip Sutton Artist
Swansea Jazz Ensemble
Matthew Sweeney Poet
Norman Swenk Writer


G.P.Taylor Writer
Jenifer Coombe-Tennant
Alan Temperley Children’s writer
Bryn Terfel Singer
Panico Theodosiou Sculptor
Aeronwy Thomas Daughter of Dylan
Ceri Thomas Artist
Colm Thomas Son of Dylan
David Thomas Poet
David Thomas Historian/writer
David Thomas Sculptor
Don M. Thomas Writer
Dylan Thomas Players
Esther Thomas
Geraint Thomas Writer
Gareth Thomas Artist
Gwyneth Thomas Artist
Gwynne Thomas Librettist
Nicola Heywood-Thomas Attic Gallery
Llew Thomas Artist
Llewelyn Thomas Cellist
Rodney Thomas AM Booklive
Ronald Stuart Thomas Poet
Prof M.Wynn Thomas
Matt Thorne Children’s writer
Nicholas Threadwell Gallery Director
George Tremlett Writer/book seller
Margaret Tietze Artist
Carl Tighe
Roger Tiley Photographer
David Tinker Artist
Martin Tinney Tinney Gallery
Michael Tomlinson Artist
Mike Tooby
Chris Torrance Poet
Jeff Towns Dylan’s Book Store
Stan Tracy Jazz pianist
Larry Tremblay
David Tress Artist
Rachel Trezise Writer
Kerith Trick Writer
Robin Tritschler Tenor
Keith Turnbull
Sonja Turner Textile artist
Bonnie Tyler Singer


Catriona Urquhart Poet


Jan Verhaeghe Artist
Mojmir Vrba Czech poet
Peter Visscher Artist/print maker


Amy Wadge Singer
Tessa Waite Artist
Peter Wakelin Art historian
Alan Percy-Walker Artist
Carolyn Wallace Artist
Gordon Wardman
Conrad Watkins Dir Cyrenians
Gwen Watkins Writer
Islwyn Watkins Artist
Vernon Watkins Poet
Catrin Webster Artist
Chris Weeks Composer
John Welson Artist
Stephen West Wrexham Arts Centre
Cat Weatherill Children’s writer
Wexford Youth Choir
Harry White Artist
Ann Widdecombe M.P. M.P.
Dafydd Wigley
Chris Wiggington Lecturer
Ian McAllistair-Wild Poet
Paul Willets Writer
Alan Williams Artist
Anne Williams Singer
Bedwyr Williams Artist
Claudia Williams Artist
Dr Daniel Williams 5 Cwmdonkin Dr.
Emrys Williams Artist
Evelyn Williams Artist
John Hartley-Williams Poet
Jeremy Huw Williams
John Williams Writer
Sir Kyffin Williams Artist
Lois Williams Artist
Nigel Williams Artist
Peter Williams Musician
Rowan Williams Archbishop/poet
Sam Williams
Sioned Williams
Sue Williams Artist
Tracy- Ann Williams Artist
Warren Williams Artist
Robin Williamson Singer
Peter Wills Ceramic artist
Jen Wilson Jazz Musician
Kate Wilson Ceramic artist
Ralph Wishart Ralph the Books
Cathy DeWitt Photographer
Ger Wolf Poet
Craig Wood Artist
Cathy Woods Sculptor
David Woodford Artist
Gabriel Woolf Actor
Pip Woolf Artist
Angela Woolfe Children’s writer
David Woolley
Chris Wright Artist


Mary Yapp Albany Gallery
Geoff Yeomans Artist


Ernest Zobole Artist

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