South West Wales

Pembrokeshire artist John Knapp-Fisher dies aged 83

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Media captionJohn Knapp-Fisher moved to Pembrokeshire in 1967

Pembrokeshire-based artist John Knapp-Fisher has died at the age of 83.

Known for his use of oil and watercolour, his landscape and seascape paintings were inspired by south west Wales.

Born in London in 1931, he moved to west Wales in the 1960s.

His family said Mr Knapp-Fisher died at Withybush General Hospital in Haverfordwest after being ill for some time but kept painting and sketching until recently.

The son of an architect, he studied art and graphic design at college.

During his 20s he became a theatre set designer but left that role to pursue his love of the sea.

In 1992 he was elected a member of the Royal Cambrian Academy of Art and much of his work was inspired by scenery near his studio in Croesgoch and the harbour at Porthgain.

In August 2011, he marked his 80th birthday by appearing on the BBC Radio Wales Arts Show.

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