• Raul Speek art
  • Raul Speek art
  • Raul Speek art
  • Raul Speek art

Painting workshop with Raul Speek: Expressing Yourself Through Art

Want to learn from one of Cuba’s foremost artists?

Don’t miss the chance to attend a painting workshop led by Raul Speek at Oriel y Parc Gallery and Visitor Centre in St Davids on Thursday 9 May 2024 from 2pm to 4pm.

The ‘Expressing Yourself Through Art’ event is for adults and is open to all levels of experience.

Raul was born in Cuba and studied at the San Alejandro Academy in Havana. He came to the UK in 1991 and now lives and works in Wales.

Entry to the workshop is £20 per person and numbers are limited.

To book your place, call 01437 721907.


paintings • prints • sculptures

Raul was born in Guantanamo, Cuba, in 1958, at the beginning of the Cuban Revolution. He lived and trained as an artist in Cuba until the early 1990s, when he took part in a BBC Arena documentary, which was filmed in Havana and focused on the young artists and writers from the area. As a result of this, Raul moved to London in 1991 and opened a studio in Spitalfields Market, where he met people like Gilbert and George, who lived nearby.

Raul moved to Pembrokeshire in 1995 where, together with his wife Heather, he opened Raul Speek Gallery at the Old Chapel in Solva. Today, he exhibits worldwide but the Old Chapel is his home and base. His work includes originals, limited edition prints, 3D works, and commissioned artwork such as murals.

Raul Speek originals

A selection of multimedia original artworks by Raul showing a variety of styles and images.

Raul Speek limited Edition Prints

Giclee prints on acid-free archive paper, produced from original works in limited runs.

Raul Speek 3d-works

Raul has an encouraging problem keeping up with demand for his series of fish! Metal sculptures and murals are on a commission basis.

Raul Speek cards books

‘Child of the Revolution’ is the first of a series showing the breadth of Raul’s work and his life experiences. Cards of his works are available in packs.

Raul Speek Gallery Solva

Raul Speek Gallery, Solva

Raul Speek Gallery is situated in the Old Chapel, a beautiful, converted chapel in the pretty harbour village of Solva in North Pembrokeshire. The gallery is now open Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays from 11am to 5pm, and on Sundays from 11am to 4pm. We may also open on other ‘pop-up’ days.

The cafe is only open for tapas nights, concerts and talks (please see details of events under our ‘News’ section). And you can hire the space for small private events (please call to discuss).

We have a shop where you can pick up art materials, jewellery, gifts, cards, framed and mounted photographs, and books.

We also hold drop-in workshops for all age groups in the summer. Plus, our gallery is available to book if you’re looking for a quirky venue for your private party.

Please note, we’re sorry we have no wheelchair access.