In 2018 I was commissioned to paint a portrait of the out going President of Amgueddfa
Genedlaethol Cymru National Museum Wales, Elisabeth Elias.

The first female President of the Amgueddfa Genedlaethol Cymru National Museum Wales. The portrait presents Elisabeth in a behind the scenes view of Amgueddfa Genedlaethol Caerdydd National
Museum Cardiff, where the portrait is set. Elizabeth poses in the conservation studio with easels either side of her displaying two other portraits- one of Lady Countess Rhondda and the other of Agatha Christie by Oskar Kokoschka. In the centenary of the suffragette movement it seemed a fitting setting to portray Elisabeth.

It was wonderful opportunity to meet and paint Elisabeth, and a real honour to have the final portrait displayed in Amgueddfa Genedlaethol Cymru National Museum Wales collection. Diolch yn fawr iawn Amgueddfa Genedlaethol Cymru!


Chaple Row Gallery in Bath are showing an exhibition of self portraits drawings by artists. Its on now and runs until the 26th October. Money raised goes towards the Big draw charity which promotes the activity of drawing. I’m one amongst many artists to have a self portrait on display. To see images from the exhibition click on the link, or go to the Chapel row art gallery web site:

Self-portrait, Charcoal on paper, Joseph Galvin 2010

  • I will be showing work at this years Royal Society of Portrait Painters exhibition. The exhibition runs from the 6th to 21st of May, at the Mall Galleries in London. I hope to attend the private view on 5th May.
  • I’ve have also delivered paintings to a new Gallery in Brecon, Oriel Pen Y Fan. I’m exhibiting recent landscape work & still Life.
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