The galleries within this section deal with Mexican landscape subjects to Mayan, Aztec and Zapotec sculptures in wood and stone to the landscape of South Wales around the Gower Peninsula area.
Some landscapes in the Mexico section are of mountain scenes, for example the active volcano Popocatépetl, and veiws of the Iztaccíhuatl, "La Mujer Dormida" which are both located close to Mexico City. These two volcanoes reside on a high pass called in Spanish "El Paso de Cortés", this is the place from where cortés and his army passed and first saw Tenochitlán, the Aztec center shimmering in the middle of the lake which is now Mexico City. On one side of this pass is Mexico City and on the other the city of Puebla. Popocatépetl (17,887ft) has very recently erupted and will definitely continue to do so in the future. Whereas Iztaccíhuatl (17,342ft) is dormant and has been so for a long time. There is also a mountain landscape from the Tuxtla Guítierrez, San Cristóbal area of the Chiapas highlands. Other paintings in this section include typical architecture from Oaxaca and San Cristóbal, and how the light and shade of these areas affects these subjects. Also included is a river scene from near to the village of López Mateos in the jungle region of Chiapas, close to the border of Guatemala, a remote area of Mexico with many beautiful animals and birds, for example the Guacamaya, a large resplendant bird that can be seen flying in pairs above the jungle.
The second section, the Drawings section, shows pencil drawings of Mayan, Aztec, Toltec and Zapotec sculpures in stone and wood, These drawings were made in Museums and archealogical sites which include Palenque (archealogical site and museum), Monte Albán (archealogical site), The Anthropology Museum in Mexico City and Tula (archealogical site). They were made to be as true as possible to the original carvings, to give a good representation of the carved content in each sculpture and so not to add or take away anything from the original. This section also includes a drawing of a natural sandstone arch from Arches National Park, Utah. A river study from the Mexico-Guatemala border, a study of a northern indian and a study of an adobe house from San Cristóbal de las Casas in Chiapas, Southern Mexico.
The third and final section to this gallery concentrates on oil paintings and pastels of the Gower Peninsula area of South Wales. Showing oils of Rhossili and Worms Head, Llangenith, fields in Gower,
an impressionistic style oil painting of the light on plants in a park and a study from the Lake District in Cumbria, England.
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