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April 9 David Cowdry and Dylan Thomas April 9, 2014


What a splendid title!  There are few opportunities in life when one can write the names of two favourite persons side by side  which are linked together. Well- today I can!

We were  very pleased to welcome David to our house this week when he delivered his painting. We are delighted that we have bought David’s amazing  painting of Dylan Thomas’s Boathouse with its splendid view across the estuary.



Dylan Thomas Boathouse

Copied from           http://www.dylanthomasboathouse.com

‘Even if the poet, writer and broadcaster Dylan Thomas (1914-1953) hadn’t lived at the Boathouse in Laugharne for the last four years of his tragically short life, it is a truly remarkable place to visit.

The Boathouse terrace offers wonderful views of the Taf estuary and the Gower beyond – a haven for egrets, lapwings, herons, oystercatchers, seals and otters with fishermen and cocklers continuing the ancient traditions.

The Boathouse tearoom with its locally sourced, home-cooked menu provides a welcome respite for walkers tackling the newly launched Wales Coast Path.

As well as the tearoom, there is a furnished front parlour, an upstairs exhibition area showing a 24 minute film, a shop and toilet facilities.

It was Dylan Thomas, however, who made the Boathouse iconic. It is the building most closely associated with him and the stability of a permanent home meant he enjoyed a creative renaissance. He worked in the Writing Shed above the Boathouse with its remarkable and inspiring views of four estuaries.

The first poem he wrote there was ‘Over Sir John’s Hill’, in which he describes the view from the shed, writing of birds stalking their prey and bringing death in the midst of this beauty.

Life, death, beauty, tragedy, eternity and God – Dylan could see them all from the window of this unique place.’


Thank you David for delivering your wonderful painting which will give  us such pleasure  for many  years to come.



4 Responses to “April 9 David Cowdry and Dylan Thomas”

  1. Marie Says:

    Love the painting and looking forward to his visit with us at Golden Grove when he will be demonstrating his skills

  2. djwilki30@tiscali.co.uk Says:

    Beautiful painting – love visiting Laugharne – look forward to seeing the painting in September.


    • lletty Says:

      Looking forward to your visit in September. There are lots of events this year due to the centenary celebrations of Dylan Thomas. On the news this evening it said that one million pounds lottery funds are being given to Swansea Dylan Thomas Museum – so that should be a brilliant place to visit when all the work is completed.
      Hope you are both well. Have a Happy Easter

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