Ken Elias has studied and worked in various parts of his native South Wales. However one place is most special to him because he has spent the whole of his life there. This is the former mining village of Glynneath situated in the broad upper reaches of the verdant Neath valley.
For thirteen years this place has featured ever more proninently in immaculately executed acrylic paintings. It does not appear in a lateral way but images which are fusions or juxtapositions of the physical environment with the mental one of memory and imagination.
"Ceri Thomas Author and Art Historian
'Offering to Katy'
'In search of a Landscape (I)'
'But some dust and shadow' 2004