Capel Celyn

Capel Celyn, Gwynnedd, Wales, UK

Flooded 1965

The Disappointed Tourist: Capel Celyn, Ellen Harvey, 2021. Oil and acrylic on Gessoboard, 18 x 24″ (46 x 61 cm). Photograph: Etienne Frossard.

Capel Celyn was a village in Gwynedd in the Afon Tryweryn valley. The village and other parts of the valley were flooded in 1965 to create the Llyn Celyn reservoir which supplies Liverpool and Wirral with water for industry. Capel is Welsh for chapel, while celyn is Welsh for holly. The painting is based on an uncredited photograph.

Requested by Anon.