David Jones

Director of the David Jones Society, Ann Price-Owen describes how David Jones followed sculptor and calligrapher Eric Gill from Ditchling in Sussex to the isolated and peaceful monastery in Capel-y-Ffin in 1924. As soon as he arrived there, Jones began to draw. He found stillness and the power of nature there which led to his painting many landscapes, many of which have a distinctive sense of movement in them. Examples of his work shown in the clip are Hill Pasture, Capel-y-Ffin; The Orchard; Sanctus Christus de Capel-y-Ffin; Tir y Blaenau, Capel-y-Ffin; and Cabbages and Trees.

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