James Naughton is one of the UK's leading contemporary landscape painters and has exhibited extensively in London and across the country.

James' latest exhibition, Copper, Slate and Stone (opens 7th October 2018 and runs up to Christmas) has been specially commissioned by Plas Glyn-y-Weddw and is inspired by the industrial remnants to be found in northwest Wales. James says....

"In working on this special project for Plas Glyn-y-Weddw my focus has been primarily on Parys Mountain Copper Mine, Dinorwig Slate Mine and the Granite Quarries near Trefor and Nefyn on the northern coast of the
Llŷnpeninsula. These sites offer a chance to see a truly unique beauty and multifaceted experience of the Earth, the passage of time and remarkable human endeavour. In being surrounded by an ancient landscape and the mines and quarries' appearance one can easily bring to mind the myths and adventure associated to the sites. There will no doubt have been a time when these places will have looked very distinct in contrast to their natural settings but we can also view the structure and imitation of nature in the strata needed to retrieve these materials. Even the apparent random casting of spoil has an inherent order that feels as though it's slowly shifting like the sea. It is these reflections and thoughts which I hope will find a way into the paintings, an attempt to record the whole experience. I would like to thank all the gallery staff for their encouragement help and support in making this exhibition possible as well as the Parys Mountain underground group for the wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm for their heritage.

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James Naughton pursued his childhood love of art to achieve a first class honours degree from the Metropolitan University of Leeds in 1994, and since then has enjoyed an extraordinary career and has become one of Britain's most accomplished and sought after landscape painters. It is often said that a James Naughton painting evokes an emotional experience, sometimes even a spiritual one, but he prefers not to attach definitive meanings to his work, preferring his painting to speak for itself and allowing the individual viewer his or her own personal dialogue with the image.

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What's Left Dinorwig

What's Left Dinorwig

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10x7cm - Oil on board

Workings, Parys

Workings, Parys

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20x28cm - Oil on paper

The Machine, Nefyn

The Machine, Nefyn

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74x41cm - Monochrome Oil on Board

Tunnel, Dinorwig

Tunnel, Dinorwig

£ 700

20x28cm - Oil on paper

The Crusher, Trefor

The Crusher, Trefor

£ 700

20x26cm - Oil on paper

Sunset Slate

Sunset Slate

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10x7cm - Oil on board

Sun and Shadow, Dinorwig

Sun and Shadow, Dinorwig

£ 700

28x20cm - Oil on paper

Stepping Stones, Dinorwig

Stepping Stones, Dinorwig

£ 200

20x28cm - Oil, Dry Brush on paper

Steam Rising from Slate, Dinorwig

Steam Rising from Slate, Dinorwig

£ 700

28x20cm - Oil on paper

Slate Steps, Dinorwig

Slate Steps, Dinorwig

£ 700

28x20cm - Oil on paper

Shelter, Dinorwig

Shelter, Dinorwig

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20x26cm - Oil, Dry brush on paper

Round Structure, Dinorwig

Round Structure, Dinorwig

£ 200

20x28cm - Oil, Dry Brush on paper

Sea Mist, Nant Gwrtheyrn

Sea Mist, Nant Gwrtheyrn

£ 700

20x26cm - Oil on paper

Rocks, Parys

Rocks, Parys

£ 700

20x26cm - Oil on paper

Remnants

Remnants

£ 200

20x28cm - Oil, Dry Brush on paper

Ravens and the Bellrock

Ravens and the Bellrock

£ 4900

122x75cm - Oil on board

Path through the mountain Dinorwig

Path through the mountain Dinorwig

£ 700

20x28cm - Oil on paper

Parys

Parys

£ 700

700 - Oil on paper

Open Cast, Parys

Open Cast, Parys

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20x26cm - Oil on paper

Old Tracks, Dinorwig

Old Tracks, Dinorwig

£ 1800

39x39cm - Oil on board

Old Structure, Dinorwig

Old Structure, Dinorwig

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80x60cm - Oil on board

Mountain Goats

Mountain Goats

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10x7cm - Oil on board

Mine and Mountains

Mine and Mountains

£ 700

20x26cm - Oil on paper

Last Light, Parys

Last Light, Parys

£ 700

20x28cm - Oil on paper

Evening, Nant Gwrtheyrn

Evening, Nant Gwrtheyrn

£ 350

15x10cm - Oil on board

Corridor, Dinorwig

Corridor, Dinorwig

£ 700

20x28cm - Oil on paper

Chasm, Dinorwig

Chasm, Dinorwig

£ 700

20x28cm - Oil on board

Bell Rock, Parys

Bell Rock, Parys

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10x7cm - Oil on board

After Rain, Trefor

After Rain, Trefor

£ 350

15x10cm - Oil on board

Distant Mountain

Distant Mountain

£ 350

Oil

Coastal Cloud

Coastal Cloud

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Oil

Evening Light

Evening Light

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Oil

Morning Light

Morning Light

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Oil

Mountain Pool

Mountain Pool

£ 350

Oil

Pool In The Woods

Pool In The Woods

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Oil

Quarry Pool

Quarry Pool

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Oil

Stones in the woods

Stones in the woods

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Oil

Cloud Break

Cloud Break

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Oil

Light on Fields

Light on Fields

£ 600

Oil

Cragg

Cragg

£ 600

Oil

Cloud Shift

Cloud Shift

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Oil

Mountain Water

Mountain Water

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Oil