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A blog dedicated to Modern British Art from Lund Humphries, the leading publisher of books on the subject.
The thick impasto style of Kyffin Williams’ paintings could not be more different from the subtle transparencies of Jones’ watercolours: layers of paint applied with a palette knife to sculpt the mass of the great mountains of the Ogden Valley - Snowdon, Glyder Fach, Glyder Fawr and Tryfan. But perhaps the inspiration comes from the same Celtic origins. ‘It is in Wales that I can paint with the greatest freedom’ Williams said.
Posted onYour head is coated by a thick soup of black and green paint. A roughly smeared handprint of grey-blue smoke tarnishes your jaw while sharp flecks of orange, pale yellow and white sting your cheeks and eyes. A wave of red threatens to permeate the scene as you look up, enraged, at the dandified artist […]
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