Arenig is the name of the mountain to the north-west of Lake Bala in Wales, the shore of which can be seen in the foreground, viewed from Nant-Ddu. This beautiful image of nature is painted in vivid lilac, blue and green.
James Dixon Innes
Arenig, North Wales
85.7 x 113.7 cm
Oil on wood
Date of work
Original: Oil on wood, 85.7 x 113.7 cm ® Tate, London
Welsh painter James Dixon Innes studied first at Carmarthen Art School and then at the Slade. Innes made several trips abroad in order to paint, most importantly to Collioure, France. He is, however, best known for his paintings of Wales. In works of a Post-Impressionist style he developed a poetic intensity. He painted at speed, using chopped brushstrokes to render foliage, clouds or light reflections on water. His career was cut short by tuberculosis.