Hugh Davies

Hugh Davies
The late Hugh Davies was born in the little village of St Ishmaels, Pembrokeshire, son of the local Baptist minister.  This portrait of him was done by his friend Colin Jones of Nantgarw.

Hugh loved tinkering with cars, and by the time that he joined the army he was a good mechanic. He served in North Africa and Italy, maintaining army lorries, and cannibalizing the bits left after bombing strikes. He was made up from 3rd class to 1st class mechanic near the end of his service.

After the war Hugh Davies went to the Barry College to study art where he met his wife Nest.  He began teaching in King Henry VIII Grammar School in Abergavenny in 1948. 

He was a man passionate about art and about his native Pembrokeshire which features in many of his paintings, as does the landscape around Abergavenny. 

He died in December 1970.


An exhibition of his oil paintings was held at the Artworkhouse Abergavenny in November and December 2013.

Recently discovered work

People have contacted with comments about this Hugh Davies page.  Some related stories of how they have come by their paintings and have agreed that images of their paintings can be shown here.  The majority of paintings shown here are in private ownership and not being offered for sale so the prices have been removed. The titles of paintings are not necessarily the original titles because they may have not been labelled or the label has been lost.  All are oil on board.


Thanks to all those that have made contact and submitted an image  of their painting.  Should you wish to inquire about any of these paintings, contact using the reference number to identify the appropriate painting.


Ref 1: The Parrog


Ref 2: Llangorse Lake

Ref 3 : The Parrog,  Newport Pembrokeshire

Ref 4 : Pembrokeshire Coast Landscape

  Ref 5 : The Parrog

Ref 6 : The Quay

skirrid fawr
Ref 7 : Skirrid Fawr, Abergavenny

dago boats
Ref 8 : Boats at the Quayside

Sugar Loaf Abergavenny
New: Sugar Loaf Abergavenny


Ref 9 : Cathedral

Ref 10 : Old Trees

Ref 11 : Pembrokeshire Quayside

Ref 12 : Boat House

quayside at night
Ref 13 : Quayside at night

Ref 14 : Coastal landscape


Ref 15 : The Parrog at dusk

dago coastal

Ref 16 : Coastal landscape

Ref 17 : Skirrid Fawr in Red, Abergavenny

Ref 18 : The Bridge Crickhowell

Ref 19: The Boathouse

dago boat beach
Ref 20: Boat on the rocks

dago barn ramsey
Ref 21 : Houses and boat
(dated photograph)

dago abereithi

Ref 22 : Abereithi, Pembrokeshire
dago margo
Ref 23 : White farmhouse

dago farm at night

Ref 24  :  Farmhouse at night

dago farmyard

Ref 25 : Farmyard