leda and the swan painting

As part of the Art Inspired by Literature Exhibition we feature two paintings and a woodcut completed by Judith Gray in 1994 that illustrate a scene from the mythical tale Leda and the Swan. This marked a period in her work that explored Greek and Roman stories. The strong use of colour is a feature of much of Judith’s later work but its roots can be found in her earliest paintings that were influenced by vivid landscapes of South Wales.

These works are not for sale but we used one of the paintings for the Exhibition poster.


Judith Gray


Judith was a Welsh artist whose work ranged from landscape painting to radical political and feminist work. Born in Dowlais near Merthyr Tydfil, Judith studied at Newport Art School before moving to England in 1968. From the early 1960’s her work developed from a traditional style to incorporate the language of abstract expressionism into a series of large landscape paintings she completed shortly before her death.

A few copies of the limited editions Art Inspired by Literature 2013 Exhibition poster featuring Judiths work are still available

Buy an A2 poster £9.95


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