Local Porthmadog artist Rob Piercy is one of the country’s leading watercolor painters. His work has won numerous prizes and has been regularly selected for the prestigious Sunday Times Watercolor Competition. As a member of the Alpine Club of Great Britain Rob was an avid mountaineer and climbed extensively throughout Britain and Europe. His love of mountains is easily witnessed in his work, not only in the precision of the views, but also in the distinct moods he creates. He paints with a deep insight and knowledge that releases an intuitive freedom.
He has published beautiful volumes on Snowdonia and Portmeirion, another place he loves, and we look forward to a new book on Cwm Idwal to be published in 2021. Before concentrating on making a living from painting he was an art teacher at Ysgol Eifionydd Porthmadog for fifteen years with many testifying and thankful for his strong influence and encouragement. He exhibits extensively and had a solo exhibition Our Diverse Landscape at Plas in 2019.