Welsh Mountain Ponies on the Black Mountain
About the work
One of two works by Colin Molyneux in the Government Art Collection, Welsh Mountain Ponies on the Black Mountain is an evocative image set in the landscape of Twyn Llech, or Black Mountain that lies on the Welsh-English border. Part of the Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales, this is a striking landscape of hills, waterfalls and caves, popular with tourists.
In this work, Molyneux uses the medium of black and white photography to its full advantage. He captures the deep shadow cast along the side of the mountain, and the gleam of sunlight illuminating the white bodies of the ponies grazing in the foreground.
About the artist
The photographer Colin Molyneux studied at the West of England College of Art in Bristol up to 1969. He specialises in taking photographs of the landscape, revealing a keen love of nature and wildlife. He has developed a successful career in the corporate and commercial sectors including award-winning campaigns for UK and international organisations. Today he works in partnership with his son and daughter, Andrew and Helen Molyneux, who are also both photographers.
Colin Molyneux (1939 - )
- Welsh Mountain Ponies on the Black Mountain
- Black and white photograph
- height: 27.20 cm, width: 40.10 cm
- Purchased from the artist, April 1977
- GAC number