Paintings of Wales
Bovil House, Machen
Bovil House was the home of Sir Alfred Nicholas C.B.E. - founder of South Wales Switchgear in Pontllanfraith.
I produced this painting in 1979, soon afterwards it was demolished. The painting was bought by Sir alfred and I hope it has been kept by his family.
This painting came about through the Bargoed and district art Society spending an evening sketching in the grounds of the house.
On completion, the painting was bought for Sir Alfred Nicholas who later sent me a thank you letter. He invited me down to Bovil house one afternoon to talk about it and I mentioned that
I had a
5 year apprenticeship (1967-1972) with South Wales Switchgear of which he was founder. We had a good chat on that subject - pleasant memories.
Here is the letter I received from Sir Alfred Nicholas - owner of Bovil House.