Ex­plo­sion of colour and pos­i­tive en­ergy

Bangor Mail - - Your Guide -

This week we talk to artist Ca­trin Wil­liams, whose work is on dis­play in Oriel Bron­danw, Llan­frothen, un­til June 2. Q

Tell us about your fam­ily

A

Brought up on a hill farm the youngest of four chil­dren, I have lived in Pwll­heli with my hus­band Bed­wyr and have two chil­dren: Elis, 25, works with Pow­ell Dob­son Ar­chi­tects in Cardiff; Luned, 22, will be a mu­sic teacher in Septem­ber. Q

What are you best known for?

A

I am best known for my art­work - in the words of Sir Kyf­fin Wil­liams - “The best ab­stract artist in Wales”. In the words of the artist Mary Lloyd Jones - “Much of the paint­ing that seen in Wales fol­lows well tried for­mula. It is re­fresh­ing to see an artist cre­at­ing her own per­sonal lan­guage. The work she cre­ates are an ex­plo­sion of colour and pos­i­tive en­ergy that re­flect Ca­trin’s iden­tity and per­son­al­ity”.

Q

Tell us about your ex­hi­bi­tion

A

Tir a Môr - Land and Sea. A wide range of art­works cre­ated over the last three years, us­ing oil

paint­ing, inks, mixed me­dia, stitch­work and iPad. It is on dis­play at Oriel Bron­danw, and runs un­til June 2.

Q

What can peo­ple ex­pect?

A

This is an op­por­tu­nity to see a large se­lec­tion of my work – pieces which I’ve cre­ated in the last three years – to­gether in one place. A wide range of art­work, us­ing oil paint­ing, inks, mixed me­dia, stitch­work and iPad.

Q

Tell us five things which make your ex­hi­bi­tion great?

A

My art is in­stantly recog­nis­able. My paint­ings are known for be­ing grounded in the ex­pe­ri­ence of liv­ing in Wales. This ex­hi­bi­tion, how­ever, will show­case a new sea-life theme in­spired by Su­san Wil­liams-El­lis’ work.

Q

Tell us what’s good about the venue

A

Oriel Bron­danw has got a very good rep­u­ta­tion with artists, and to show here is a once-in-a-life­time op­por­tu­nity. Oriel Bron­danw pro­motes art as a means to cel­e­brate the artis­tic life of Su­san Wil­liams-El­lis, the in­sti­ga­tor of Port­meirion Pot­tery. She was the daugh­ter of Clough Wil­liams-El­lis.

Plas Bron­danw was Su­san’s fam­ily home.

Q

Who is your favourite artist and why?

A

Mary Lloyd Jones is my favourite artist – I have loved and ad­mired her work all my life, and I re­ceived a card from her today wish­ing me all the best for the ex­hi­bi­tion.

Q

What piece of work are you most proud of and why?

A

The large ink can­vas paint­ings that I’ve cre­ated for the ex­hi­bi­tion, they take a lot of time and en­ergy.

Q

What are your best and worst habits?

A

I’m a bit of a worka­holic - if I’m not in my stu­dio I travel all over Wales and over the bor­der to do art work­shops in schools and on com­mu­nity projects.

QWhat’s next for you? What are you cur­rently work­ing on, or what do you plan to work on?

I need to fin­ish and start new art com­mis­sions. Go­ing to Lon­don to see the Bon­nard ex­hi­bi­tion at Tate Mod­ern.

A

● Artist Ca­trin Wil­liams at work on one of her cre­ations

● Ca­trin Wil­liams’s works in the ex­hi­bi­tion Tir a Môr - Land and Sea at Oriel Bron­danw, Llan­frothen

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.