A Little About Myself...

Dilys Hackett

My name is Dilys Hackett and I am the photographer  behind Dilys Photography.  I have lived in Pembrokeshire for 50 years and have spent many of them exploring the coastline with my camera.  Originally from Milford Haven, I moved to Saundersfoot when I opened my Gallery in 2014.

Since as far back as I can remember, I have always had a passion for art.  I spent many hours as a child making pencil drawings and painting anything that took my interest.  I found a sense of calm and fulfilment being able to express myself in a picture.  I started taking photos as an aid to my art but the more I experimented with photography, I realised I had found a new passion.  Each photograph I take has a personal meaning for me.  I aim to capture a feeling rather than just an image which is why my photos are colourful and optimistic, reflecting my enthusiasm and positive feelings towards the area.  I enjoy sharing my photos.  I want other people to see the beauty in our surroundings as I see it.

After spending many years selling my photography through various outlets in Pembrokeshire and many summer's  selling my pictures from a 'pop up' street gallery in Tenby, I was able to establish a name for myself as a landscape photographer.  I  built up a large customer following which then helped me make the decision to open my own shop.  When I opened the Gallery in Saundersfoot, I wanted to give other local artists the opportunity to showcase and sell their artworks, as other galleries had done for myself.  I currently stock artwork by six local craft makers and always welcome new artists to come and show me what they have to offer.  

I hope you enjoy viewing my website and finding out a little more about myself.  I feel I can not finish this article without mentioning my ever so slightly famous furry assistant Harvey, who has been by my side every step of my journey for the last 13 years and has accompanied me on many of my photo-taking jaunts! You will meet him if you visit the gallery in Saundersfoot and he would like me to mention that he is quite parial to a gravy bone (or two!).

Dilys & Harvey

All images © dilysphotography

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