Oriel Llanteglos Gallery
Welcome to Oriel Llanteglos, a leading gallery of contemporary Welsh art, owned by Denise Vickery, set on the Llanteglos Estate, Llanteg - a beautiful 10 acre natural woodland in Pembrokeshire’s National Coastal Park
Llanteglos Esate is one mile from Amroth Beach and at the gateway to the Pembrokeshire Coastal path and all the beauty that West Wales has to offer. Tenby and Saundersfoot are within a few miles.
The Llanteglos Estate has privately owned holiday bungalows and chalets, a tennis court, beautiful grounds. If your looking for somewhere to totally relax, where the Welsh coastline is on your doorstop, this is the perfect place to visit.
It also has it's own pub , "The Wanderer's Rest Inn" run by Oscar and Lisa, offering a warm Welsh relaxing Croeso (welcome) and the most exquisite challenge to your tastebuds with Oscar's cooking. They also have a retail area offering an array of balsamic vinegars, tempting chocolates and other delectable foods to take away with you.
The Gallery's aim is to showcase local Pembrokeshire artists and artists from around Wales, and will include Paintings, Ceramics, Sculpture and Creativity.
We will be showcasing both established and emerging Artists, as at some point, every established Artist was once an emerging one.
We will have an ongoing schedule of Exhibitions and there will also be an online virtual presence, for those that cannot travel with the current situation we are in.
Looking ahead to a time when we will return to some normality, we have started to run Artist led courses, daily and residential, both in the Gallery and within the grounds of the Estate.
Of course, initially, numbers are restricted for social distancing reasons, but as normality returns, we will expand on this.
The Gallery has a ramp at the entrance for easy access and Disabled Facilities available.
Why did I choose to open a Gallery in such a rural location?
When I was looking for a venue for the Gallery, I didn't want it to be on the High Street. I wanted to create a space where people could come to feel relaxed. Art evokes emotions, usually good emotions. When we visit a beautiful beach on the Welsh coastline, or anywhere else, we feel a sense of peace, of belonging, it evokes good emotions. When we eat amazing food, it creates a feel good emotion. When we look at a piece of Art that touches us, it evokes a feel good emotion.
All around us, especially during the current crisis, there is so much negativity, so much going wrong. This past year our emotions have been blasted with uncertainty, the lack of interaction with others, the restrictions, we have all felt the impact in one way or another.
During this time, the artists went within and created. This time we have had with limitations, has had a positive impact, in that we have all reflected on how we are living our lives.
The people that surround us are now more important than ever. Our environments have now become central to our existance, not just a place to go home to after work. The little things that make us feel good, have now become magnified. A piece of Art that can transport you to another place and give you a sense of something else, has now become a treasure!
By proffession I am an IT Lecturer. I worked for many years teaching IT and following this worked with children who were on the spectrum and excluded from full time education, and also as a specialist ALN mentor at the University of Wales.
Many years ago, I started studying the history of Welsh ceramics, the Swansea potteries and Nantgarw Porcelain. The Chinese impact on the development of Porcelain and the class impact that this had on society during the late 1800's and early 1900's. The Swansea potteries had a huge impact on the development of Swansea as a city.
I became fascinated with Ceramics and how it's development changed society. How the King of France bankrupted France by buying up all of the Meissen porcelain factory, and how people of any class, wouldn't dream of inviting anyone to tea if they didn't own a porcelain teaset.
I have previously run a Gallery, and during the 7/8 years that I was there I found my taste in Art evolved. A group of artists can paint the same subject, but each painting will be different, in as much as the sense of who the artist is comes through on the canvas, and therefore each one is unique to them.
I feel extermely lucky to be coming every day to my gallery. I walk in an feel a sense of gratitude for being able to sit amongst all this beautiful Art. I love working with the Artists and I love meeting the customers who can come in and relax, and ponder on the essence of each piece.