Meryl Watts Single Postcard Mounted

Meryl Watts Meryl Watts Single Postcard Mounted

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MERYL WATTS (1910-1992) is an iconic figure amongst the artists of North Wales. She attended the Blackheath School of Arts and Crafts (1932 -1935) and started to exhibit in 1937. The principal of the School was John Edgar Platt who was able to develop Meryl's interest in print making. In 1943 her parents' London house was damaged in the Blitz and her father's printing works destroyed. Their wide circle of acquaintances included Clough William Ellis and the family were able to evacuate to Portmeirion where they stayed for five years before moving to Borth y Gest.

When she was at Portmeirion she painted a number of architectural studies and landscapes which capture the magical and eclectic nature of Clough William Ellis' village. She also designed a large number of black and white postcards of the village and surrounding area circa 1955-56. She was a member of The Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society and the Graphic Arts Society and exhibited at the Royal Academy and with the British Council.

The fundamental drawing media is black Indian ink with outstanding coverage and zero transparency. Drawing is done with a quill which creates a sharp, simple drawing, where every stroke is final and cannot be retouched.

She used this technique to produce a range of postcards which she printed for distribution in the area. The original 1950s postcards are very rare and are in fact unique collectors items.

portmeirionONLINE has obtained a limited quantity of these original postcards which have now been mounted and are available for sale for the first time in over 50 years.

Please Note: Your mounted postcard will be selected at random from the selection available.

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