People the length and breadth of the country have responded to the call to help raise the £1million needed to buy Llyndy Isaf in Snowdonia.
Today, award-winning artist Tina Holley has pledged her support to the Snowdonia Appeal by donating 20 special-edition numbered prints of Moel Hebog, painted from Llyn Dinas.
You can be one of the few owners of these exclusive one-off prints by visiting Ty Isaf, the National Trust shop by the bridge in Beddgelert. These individually signed prints are supplied unframed in a conservation quality mount and every penny of the £95 price goes to help our Llyndy Isaf Campaign.
I knew Tina and her husband Frank when I was the Trust’s Beddgelert Warden. Knowing that he was a keen beekeeper I once called Frank to collect a troublesome bee swarm that had landed on a busy footpath.
For 17 years Tina and her family had a small farm at Cae Dafydd, just along the lane from Llyndy Isaf, where they kept rare breeds of farm animals and also where she opened her first gallery. She has undertaken commissioned work for national bodies, including the RSPB and the National Trust and for other individuals and organisations. Her work has also taken her to Europe and the South Western United States where she was the first non-American to be selected for an artist residency in the Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. Tina is now based at Bodnant Garden, the National Trust garden in the Conwy Valley, but the light and landscapes of the Beddgelert area of North Wales still inspire much of her work.