Betws-y-Coed and Pont-y-Pair bridge is a new painting by Julie Colclough. This is a favourite sketching spot of Julie’s although on one occasion she dropped her sketchbook in the river (Luckily it was fished out and dried in the sunshine). Julie planned this large finished studio painting over several visits and loved seeing how the previous night’s heavy rain added magnificent extra puddles, reflections and drama to the swirling waters.

This ancient bridge spanning the Afon Llugwy River was originally built in the 1500s.  Pont-y-Pair  means the Bridge of the Cauldron, ‘Pont’ being the Welsh word for bridge, ‘y’ means ‘the’ and ‘Pair’ being ‘cauldron’. 

If you have visited Betws-y-Coed you will have heard the water that flows under the bridge arches does indeed sound like a cauldron bubbling over. A stunning location in the Snowdonia National Park.

The original painting is beautifully framed by our bespoke framers and is now available in the gallery; frame size 36.5 inches x 22 inches (93cm x 56cm). It is painted on an old map of the area, which can be seen faintly under the layers of paint.


You can view more of Julie’s North Wales paintings in our Chester gallery or contact us to reserve, order & enquire. Current stock includes Llandudno, and Conwy.

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