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Buy our greetings cards

We’re delighted to be able to offer you the opportunity to purchase our exclusive ‘Pictures of Wales’ greetings cards.

These beautiful cards feature the stunning works of two artists, celebrating the parts of Wales that make many of us proud to call it home whilst also depicting the huge challenges we face.

Buy these exclusive cards for just £5 a pack (includes 8 cards and 8 envelopes) plus £1 postage and packing. Available while stocks last.

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About the artists and their paintings

Barbara Castle OBE

“‘Tip’ has been influenced by my experiences within the villages of Welsh valleys and depicts the aesthetic quality and sense of community which I believe is often overlooked when people think of the Valleys.”

Barbara has spent most of her working life at the interface between the public sector and its communities, focusing largely on housing, community engagement, tenant participation and inner city and peripheral estate regeneration, with her last full-time post being Director for Community Involvement and Investment at Bron Afon Community Housing.

An early advisor to Tai Cymru, the National Assembly for Wales Housing Task Groups and the National Assembly for Wales on the Communities First Programme, Barbara has had a prolific career. In 2010, her services to regeneration in Wales were recognised with an OBE.

Her plethora of experiences has imprinted many images of Wales in new mind which, now in retirement, has inspired her to reignite her long-held passion for painting. Barbara has exhibited in Porth, Cardiff and Barry. Some of her pieces are currently available for purchase at Martin’s Framers in Abergavenny

Mary Jolley (

“’On The Rocks’ was inspired by Ramsey Island in Pembrokeshire. I have had an ongoing fascination with rocks and cliffs for many years and this is expressed as an enduring theme throughout my work.”

Mary Jolley is an established Welsh painter. Born to an English father and Welsh mother, she spent her youth in a small village on the outskirts of Pontypool before moving to Cardiff as a student in the 1960s. She spent periods of her life living in France and Finland finally returning to settle in South Wales.

She now lives in Penarth on the South Wales coast and in Montcuq in the South of France. She has studios in the centre of Cardiff and Montcuq. She is represented by the Albany Gallery, Cardiff.


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Exchange, Issue 15 Autumn 2019

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