John Knapp-Fisher: poet of Pembrokeshire landscape painting

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John Knapp-Fisher

I was saddened to read of the death this week of the poet of Pembrokeshire landscape painting, John Knapp-Fisher.  He was one of the few artists I have shaken by the hand, the result of having sought him out at his small roadside studio and gallery at Croesgoch on the road to St David’s in 2011.

Then, he was approaching his 80th birthday, and the reason for our quest was that we had known and admired his work for thirty years, having discovered it while we were on holiday in Pembrokeshire.  Born in London in 1931, he moved to west Wales in the 1960s. It was there that he began to paint his distinctive landscapes, inspired by scenery near his studio in Croesgoch and the harbour at Porthgain.

John Knapp-Fisher in his studio

John Knapp-Fisher in his studio

This is part of the post I wrote after meeting John Knapp-Fisher in 2011, followed by an additional gallery of his…

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Some photos from a walk last Monday around Gosford foreshore to Gosford/Edogawa Commemorative Japanese Garden

On Monday I went by train to Gosford on the Central Coast with a group of old friends (two are literally 90 years old) to walk to the Edogawa Commemorative Garden which was a gift from the people of Edogawa (Gosford’s Sister City in Japan) to the people of Gosford.  The Garden is owned, managed and maintained by Gosford City Council.    It is visited by  over 160,000 people each year.    It is also used for small intimate weddings, naming ceremonies and other functions.  Access is free and is via an art gallery displaying local artists’ works,  next to a restaurant with a view of the gardens.  It is a beautiful and tranquil place.  I will be posting more soon.











One of the statues in the Japanese gardens.
One of the statues in the Japanese gardens.