Reviews and Press


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Reviews and Press

“Harbour Lights, a gallery that is a destination at the end of a journey or detour worth making on a navigation of Pembrokeshire. Porthgain itself might draw you off the A487 ‘between Fishguard and St.Davids’ but appreciating that there is work by nationally regarded names and those of Wales itself, the draw should be irresistible. If galleries present work as a sommelier builds a cellar there are fine wines here and also those maturing nicely, paintings prints and sculpture cleverly chosen to satisfy the taste of the decorative buyer along with a slew of work to simulate the collector’s intellect and palate. Not working through exhibitions, the breadth of the collection is nevertheless imaginative and constantly changes; not all the work is on the good website, which is refreshed most days, so go and pay a visit.”

Galleries Magazine March 2017


” My partner and I visit Pembrokeshire a couple of times a year and always visit your gallery. We have always been struck by the warmth and expertise of the gallery staff. Whatever else we do with our holiday, a visit to your gallery is a must, for this reason.Yours is a fine gallery, which has always featured work of a high standard, and the quality of service and attention has always matched this. “

Steve Leckie (Bath)


“I am truly delighted with my Jan Gregson picture and it has been much admired over the Christmas period.  It gives us enjoyment every day and will do forever, it reminds of us of a place where we enjoy fun holidays in the great outdoors and beautiful landscape of Pembrokeshire.  The energy, wildness and stormy nature of the scene is wonderful and transports us straight back to the coastline.  Our visits to the Harbour Lights Gallery between me seeing the painting and subsequently us deciding to purchase it were very enjoyable and informative and with my first visit Katy, you were brilliant!  You left me to it as I browsed around looking at everything and then a few things rather more and then very subtly got chatting and offering to move one of the paintings where I could see it more easily.  I had a very enjoyable hour in the gallery waiting for Steve and now I have something we will enjoy forever.  Not only that, your father arranged to meet me midway between Pembrokeshire and our home to deliver it when it would not fit in our car on returning home from holiday!”


“My wife and I look forward to our annual visit to Harbour Lights. It is the best small gallery we know. What is on show is invariably of very high quality and sensitively displayed. But the highlight of the visit is always the chance to talk to Katy. She knows a huge amount about the works on display and the artists and is always very willing to spend time with visitors, a chat with her is a delight whether or not she thinks you might buy. Because Katy is the only staff member sometimes there is a wait but with so much lovely stuff to look at that is no imposition. We would unreservedly recommend a visit and, if you do decide to buy, you will never regret it. Incidentally, on our last visit Katy had a large collection of John Knapp Fishers – nobody quite catches Pembokeshire as he did.” David Neave


 

“I recently purchased a painting from the Harbour Lights Gallery by a particular Welsh artist I have long admired. Just before Christmas I received an e-mail from the Gallery listing several new paintings – I was unable to visit the Gallery in person as I live some considerable distance away. I rang the Gallery and first spoke to Katy’s father who then passed me to Katy herself. After chatting to Katy I decided I would love one of the paintings and my husband generously offered to buy it as an early birthday present! Katy and her family could not have been more professional and helpful. After various e-mails and phone calls over the Christmas and New Year period my painting was actually delivered by Katy’s brother, who happens to live in the same county, on a very wet and cold evening – very kind! The painting was well packaged, delivered in perfect condition and now has pride of place in our lounge.
I cannot praise the Gallery enough – a genuine family-run company who are very clearly willing to go that extra mile to help potential customers and extremely knowledgeable about art and the artists they feature in the Gallery. I would not hesitate to buy from them again and look forward to visiting the Gallery in person when I am next in that part of Wales.
Marion Smyth”

 Number 1 in Welsh Coastal Life Magazine  ’10 of the Best Art Galleries’ October 2016