A beautiful, timeless & tranquil place with the power to heal.
Pen-y-Graig Ancient Woodland lies in the heart of the lower Wye valley just outside Monmouth in Gwent Wales on top of the Trellech range. It’s a place steeped in heritage and mystery having played its part in key periods of Medieval and Industrial revolution history. This involved the training of some of the Welsh Longbowmen who went to Agincourt in 1415, the production of charcoal to stoke the foundries of Redbrook and the hewing of Mill Stones which were distributed throughout the realm.
The woodland comprises 8 acres of Wild Cherry, Ash, Beech and Oak with a dedicated Hazel Coppice for the production of hurdles and other craft items. Together with a 18th Century stone barn this forms an integral
piece of land rich in fauna and flora.
It’s a magical place of craggy mounds, inlets and shaded glades. A place of timelessness and a place of recovery from the worlds troubles.
About Gillian McIntosh
I am a self-taught artist who started painting as a child and has a real passion for the subjects I find myself painting, I have built up my experience over the years, by pushing myself with more and more challenging projects, which has increased understanding of Botanical art.
Born in Scotland and now living in the beautiful Wye Valley and raising a family whilst holding down a professional career which takes me overseas. My very busy life has to have something which takes me away from work. Painting allows me to relax and forget my real job. The countryside around me and our garden creates a wonderful backdrop for the chosen subject where I observe and record locally grown flowers and vegetables.