Pictures of Hiraeth

The exhibition of abstract paintings by Ann Fletcher-Williams at The Seagull in Cardigan has been extended and will now end on Saturday 29 April.

It’s free to enter and open from 11am to 4 pm, Wednesday to Saturday.

Ann Fletcher-Williams has lived in Cardigan since 2022 but has been a regular visitor to this part of Wales since she was 15 months old. Family holidays in Newport, Pembrokeshire, forged a life-long love affair with the majestic hills, rugged coast and endlessly fascinating shoreline of West Wales.

Elemental/Elfennaidd is a collection of richly layered and deeply colourful paintings which reflect Ann’s special relationship with the Ceredigion and North Pembrokeshire landscape; its shapes, textures, contrasts and hidden elements.

Her paintings also explore the notion of hiraeth, a Welsh term meaning something akin to homesickness, longing, memory and identity.

She says: “Hiraeth is central to everything I do and I have been hugely inspired by The Long Field by US author Pamela Petro. Her wonderful memoir has enabled me to explore what hiraeth means to me and her evocative and atmospheric words have found their way into many of the paintings included in this exhibition.”


The exhibition features 30 paintings inspired by Carningli mountain and its environs, the Parrog in Newport, and Ann’s lone wanderings undertaken since moving to the region.

Further information: Ann Fletcher-Williams Art

Kitty Parsons

Kitty has forgotten how long she has been here now but she loves Pembrokeshire for its beauty and it's people. She spends her time searching out stories for, swimming in the sea , drawing and painting as Snorkelfish and eating cake. She says " has been an opportunity to celebrate this beautiful county and its people. Keep the stories coming. We love to hear from you."

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