From Christopher Langley
Preserving the ‘watering holes’ of CardiffArtist Chris Langley is on a mission to preserve the ‘watering holes’ of Cardiff.He is putting together an exhibition of paintings of past and present city publichouses.Now he has launched an appeal for the stories and memories of pub goers to helpillustrate his works.
He also wants suggestions of other pubs that could feature as part of the collection.The idea is the brainchild of city publican, James Lovegrove. He explained: “ I ampassionate about pubs and the role they play in keeping communities together.Unfortunately too many of them are disappearing.“ I met Chris and loved his work and the idea developed of putting together thiscollection.”
Chris, a self-taught abstract expressionist artist, added: “ I loved the idea of puttingon canvass a unique history of pubs past and present. I have had to use drawingsand photographs for the ones no longer here. They have all been a challenge with somany different styles of architecture and materials to capture.“ Now I want local people to tell me their stories and memories of the different pubsso that we can help bring the collection to life.”A total of 13 paintings have so far been completed and Chris is hoping to add atleast 20 more before the exhibition goes on show later in the year.Stories and ideas for additions to the collection can be sent to him firstname.lastname@example.org