Ieuan Layton-Matthews

Ieuan Layton-Matthews GAVA

Leuan Layton Matthews was born in Cardiff in 1940. He attended Gowerton Boys Grammar School during the 1950s. He studied at both Bath Academy of Art in 1960-64 and the Institute of Education University of London 1965. He taught art at Kettering Boys Grammar School 1966-1974 and later lectured at Swansea Institute Art, Glass Department, in the 1980s. Leuan joined the GAvA initially as a friend in 1998 then as an Associate and now as a full member since the early 2000s. and has exhibited annually to the present day.

Ieuan is an award winning artist and has received the following awards.

The Bonham Trophy

The SBAC Trophy

The De Havilland Museum Trophy Award

 Sunderland in Hanger with Figures_2

‘Sunderland in Hanger’ 

 Departure Pembroke Dock_2

 ‘Departure Pembroke Dock ~ Sunderland Duties WW 11′

Tempest Target Tugs in Hanger at Pembrey_2

 ‘Tempest Target Tugs in Hanger at Pembrey’

Lancaster at Caldy Island_2 

 Lancaster Low Over Caldey Island ~ W4921 Practise for “Chastise”

(Dam Buster Raid)

 WW 11 Flying Headgear_2

‘Flying Headgear Issue WW 11’

Westland Wirlwind Shipping Strike_2

‘Westland Whirlwind Shipping Strike’



Beaufighter Dawn Landing at Fairwood Common_2

‘Bristol Beaufighter – Dawn Return ~ R.C.A.F. No. 125 Newfoundland Squadron’


Wellingtons at Dispersal Talbenny_2

 ‘Wellingtons at Talbenny Dispersal


Mosquito in Hanger_2

‘Mosquito in Hanger  ~ Engine Service’

  Lightning Interception of Soviet Bear_2

 ‘Lightning Intercept of Soviet Bear’

GCI Ripperston 1943_2

‘Lost Wellington Safe Return to Talbenny’

R.A.F. Ripperston G.C.I. Radar Station 1944