Pembrokeshire and its relationship with the sea is paramount in Rosalyn Siân Evans’ original oil paintings exhibited at the Torch Theatre during April. 

Her exhibition, Enduring Landscapes: Nature and Emotion Abstracted, will include timeless landscape and sea paintings of north Pembrokeshire viewpoints that are dear to the artist and evoke the sense of hiraeth (longing). 

Rosalyn grew up on Caerfai dairy farm located on the cliff tops of the St David’s Peninsula. The energy of the waves, the seasons, and the incredible light of Pembrokeshire, have inspired Rosalyn’s eye-catching abstract work, with layers of oil paint built up slowly on the canvas to capture the vast beauty of the rugged landscape.

With a BA Honours in Fine Art (Painting) from Margaret Street School of Art, Birmingham, Rosalyn didn’t fully appreciate the beauty of Pembrokeshire until she had gone to art college.

This exhibition will be Rosalyn’s first at the Torch Theatre. She has however exhibited her work annually at St David’s Cathedral since 2011.

“Exhibiting at the Torch Theatre is a really big thing for me and I’m so excited to be finally arranging this event with them. I have been so busy being mum to my five lovely children and also working part time with our family business, so to be dedicating my time to my own exhibition brings me a lot of pleasure.” 

Rosalyn has five children - Bronwen, Dafydd, Madeline, Beatrice and Samson, and Madeline has just received an art scholarship in Bristol.

“I don’t showcase my stuff very often and it’s slightly daunting, but I’m really excited at the same time. For years I’ve thought one day, one day, then actually today it happens and when I contacted the Torch, they were so very welcoming. I just hope that the paintings I sell are as loved in their new homes as much as I have loved creating them,” concluded Rosalyn with a big grin.

The exhibition can be viewed at the Joanna Field Gallery at the Torch in Milford Haven from April 2 to 28.