Five scenes by Welsh artist Gareth Thomas offered at Rogers Jones' timed auction20 August 2021 From his native land to sunny Provence, Welsh artist Gareth Thomas was a prolific painter of landscape scenes.
Born in 1955, Thomas originally worked as a teacher but left the profession after only four weeks to pursue his dream of becoming an artist. The gamble paid off. His works quickly found an audience and many buyers became keen collectors of his work.
Now collectors old and new can bid for some prime works by the artist, who died in 2019, during a special timed sale held by Welsh auction house Rogers Jones. The 90-lot studio sale includes Welsh and French oils as well as a selection of other works. It ends on August 27.
Thomas’ works reflected the artist’s interest in nature’s forms, colours and moods. This pastel of two figures on an Anglesey beach is entitled Light Breaking through Trearddur Bay. It is offered with an estimate of £400-600, and is among the many Welsh landscapes featured in this sale.
View and bid for this pastel here.
Thomas also painted many scenes from Provence. Although he remained faithful to the landscapes in Wales, he would often rearrange the scenes in his French landscapes to suit his compositions. This oil on board, White House Near Pernes-Les-Fontaines, is estimated at £300-500.
View and bid for this oil on board here.
One lot offers a chance to buy multiple watercolours by the Welsh painter. Estimated at £150-250, lot 89 features watercolour sketches straight from the artist’s sketchbook, including four alpine views of downhill skiers and three church landscapes.
View and bid for these watercolours here.
For those who want it all when it comes to Gareth Thomas (or simply for those who love still-lifes) is this oil painting of a vase of flowers. Entitled Blue Vase it is offered with an estimate of £150-200.
View and bid for this still-life here.
Another Welsh scene, different from some of the more pastoral pictures included in the sale, is this oil on board, which shows a figure walking through a deserted town street in the rain. It has an estimate of £70-90.
View and bid for this street scene here.