Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Anglesey - be inspired

Anglesey has long been the inspiration for famous artist, none more famous than Sir Kyffin Williams. Kyffin was one of the most popular living artists in Wales. His works typically drew inspiration from the Welsh landscape and farmlands, you can see many of his painting in galleries all over Britain and many are on permanent exhibition at Oriel Ynys Môn.

On the island today there are many renowned artist following in the footsteps of Sir Kyffin, and below is just a small selection.

"After almost 30 years of taking photographs, for the most part simply to please clients and art directors, I am now thankfully back in a situation where I can take pictures just for my own interest, having to please no one."

Crys Pierce
Crys Pearce established herself as an artist in Oxford, running her own studio during the 1980s. Born in Anglesey, North Wales, she moved back there in 1999 and now sells and paints from her studio/gallery at Maes Yr Awel, Menai Bridge. She has exhibited throughout the United Kingdom and internationally

An Anglesey artist, his work includes landscapes in oil paint of the island and North Wales. Powerful, spiritual works, based on observations of the environment. The paintings are at the same time traditional and contemporary and people connect with them on various levels.

For many more artist inspired by Ynys Môn see Anglesey Arts Forum

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