Roy Powell

Born: Chepstow, Wales.

Lives: Brecon, Wales.



1974 – 1990, Art teacher in Brecon.

1959 – 1974, Art teacher at schools in Midlands and London.

1956 – 1958, National Service.

1952 – 1956, 1958 - 1959, Cardiff College of Art.


Selected exhibition venues:

Oriel Contemporary Art, Hay-on-Wye.

Theatr Clwyd, Mold.

National Library of Wales.

Brecknock Museum and Art Gallery.

Llantarnum Grange Arts Centre.

Oriel, Welsh Arts Council, Cardiff.

Rhyl Library Arts Centre.

Wyeside Arts Centre, Builth Wells.

Kidderminster Library.


Group membership:

The Welsh Group.

Watercolour Society of Wales.



Brecknock Museum and Art Gallery.

Contemporary Art Society for Wales.

National Library of Wales.

See some of Roy Powell's work in public collections on the Art UK website.


From student days Roy Powell has been strongly influenced by the precepts of Cézanne. Painting and drawing is seen as a mode of empathy with nature. Painting for Cézanne was not ‘servile copying’ of nature but "to seize a harmony between numerous relations". The stronger the empathy with natural objects the more likely one is to discover the harmony within the work.