- Ruth Lambert MBE (Chairman, Tabernacle Trust, Machynlleth)
- Clyde Holmes’s visual language of light on the mountains of North Wales, is in our experience, unsurpassed.
- David Woodford (Artist)
- It is evident in his work that he was guided by the authority of the place; a place that shared its powers with the echoed formations in the sky. His work owed nothing to the picturesque; it was uniquely fashioned by a submission to the full emptiness of wildness. In this he produced a powerful image that takes its place amongst the true expressions of Wales. Of course, wilderness is not a uniquely national phenomenon and any painter worth his salt will by-pass the parochial for the universal, as he did.
- Michael Hamburger (Art critic)
- These poems need to be read slowly and meditated upon. There is a silence here (as in his paintings) - the reduction to essence, the things left unsaid. This level of concentration awareness and brevity is a rare attainment.
- Margaret Drabble (Author)
- These poems by Clyde Holmes show a remarkable intimacy with the natural world, and a freshness of observation that comes only from familiarity... they are authentic... the reward of many years of work, commitment and close communion with the landcape he reveals so vividly.
- John Appleby (Photographer)
- Clyde's landscapes are bold, sweeping and accomplished but the palette is usually limited to the clutch of colours which detail the barren land and ever changing sky.