Raul Speek Gallery, shop and café reopen after lockdown

Raul Speek Excavation May2021

Excavation by Raul Speek

We’re delighted our gallery, shop and café in Main Street, Solva, will re-open tomorrow (Friday 21 May), following the latest easing of Covid-19 restrictions.

We’ve missed our visitors while we’ve been closed because of the coronavirus lockdown. So, it’s wonderful to have the Old Chapel and the wider Solva community buzzing with activity once again.

Raul Speek Gallery Outside View (2)

Raul Speek Gallery at the Old Chapel, Main Street, Solva

Opening hours

Our opening hours for the coming months will be Friday to Monday, 11am to 4.30pm, and we’ll hopefully be open on some Thursdays, too.

As well as our gallery and shop, our cafe will be open for eating in and take-away. You’ll be able to get hot and cold drinks, wine, beer, and cakes.

Lavender Café menu

Heather Bennett Cakes Box

Photograph by Heather Bennett

Visit our Lavender Café at Raul Speek Gallery and you can choose from a range of delicious, sweet treats, which could include chocolate fudge cake, lemon drizzle cake, coconut and lime cake, and carrot cake. Or why not try our chapel flapjack, made using co-owner Heather’s family recipe.

The fully-licensed café welcomes families and dogs, and has WiFi, too.

Plus, there may be some lunchtimes or early evenings when you can enjoy one of our pop-up tapas boards (which are always popular). Keep an eye on our website, social media, and gallery noticeboard for notice of these events.

New artwork by Raul Speek

Raul Speek Girasol May2021

Girasol by Raul Speek

Thank you to everyone who has continued to support our business throughout the pandemic by visiting our website and following us on social media.

We can now offer you an even greater choice of artwork because we’ve added around 30 new products to our online shop. We’ve expanded our range of original artwork and limited-edition prints, which all showcase the breadth of Raul’s artistic talent.

Raul Speek originals and limited-edition prints

Raul Speek Welsh Lady

Welsh Lady by Raul Speek

Raul is painting a series of Welsh women as they appeared centuries ago, including this original oil on wood, entitled ‘Welsh Lady’.

Another piece recently added to the website is Moonlit Beach, an oil on canvas painting by Raul, available as an original or as a limited-edition print.

Raul Speek Moonlit Beach May2021

Moonlit Beach by Raul Speek

Raul Speek 2022 calendar

You can now pick up a 2022 calendar featuring a cover, plus 12 images by Raul that represent a cross-section of his work. The calendar, available online or from our shop in Solva, would make an ideal gift for your friend or relative.

Raul Speek Calendar For 2022 RS May2021

Raul Speek 2022 calendar

Fish sculptures

Raul Speek Fish Sculpture In Solva

Fish sculpture by Raul Speek

We love that Raul’s fish sculptures serve as local landmarks that help visitors find their way around Solva.

You can get your fins on your own aquatic art pieces via our website or by calling us on 01437 721907.

Raul also creates 3D works and murals as commissions. Get in touch to find out more.

To see more of Raul’s work, follow him on Instagram @raulspeekgallery or visit our Facebook page @RaulSpeekGallerySolva

And if you’re in Solva, please pop into our gallery, shop or café to browse Raul’s artwork, enjoy a cup of coffee and a slice of cake, or simply say ‘hi’.