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Ian Williams
Williams paints on fat board tablets or deep stretchered canvases and uses a technique of applying multiple thin layers of colour and then sanding back to give a smooth, polychromatic surface, which forms the base layer of the painting. He also produces etchings, aquatints and collagraphs. The main subject of his work is the modern rural landscape, often based upon the mountains, fields and coastlines of North Wales, exploring the motifs, features and repetitive patterns that draw our attention. The style tends towards ambiguity and relative abstraction. A particular obsession is the slate fences typical of parts of Gwynedd and Denbighshire, with many linear paintings and prints being based on their form.

Previous Exhibitions   Solo/joint exhibitions

Looking for the Underground Stream Abbott Hall Gallery, Kendal 2007
Kooywood Gallery Museum Place,
Cardiff. Nov 2006
Kooywood Gallery Museum Place,
Cardiff. Sept 2005
Oriel Makers Gallery Wellfield Road, Cardiff
May/June 2005
Denbighshire Networked Galleries touring exhibition Mold Library and
Gallery, Llandudno Library Gallery, Rhuddlan Library Gallery
Nov 2004-Feb 2005
Oriel Parc Glynllifon
Caernarfon October 2004
Long Gallery, Oriel Ynys Mon Anglesey
June-Sept 2004
Manorhaus Ruthin, October
3rd-November 29th 2003
Clwyd Theatr Cymru
Mold Sept 2003 Manorhaus
Ruthin, June 27th - August 17th 2002 Rhyl Library Arts Centre
January 12th - February 23rd 2002
ECTARC with Paul Lloyd Llangollen
May 5th-25th 2000
ECTARC with Paul Lloyd
Llangollen May/June 1999 The Wall Place
Conwy Sept/Oct1998

selected mixed/group exhibitions (recent)

PRINTMAKERS OF THE ROYAL CAMBRIAN ACADEMY -RCA Conwy 08
COUNTRY LIFE Shire Hall
Gallery, Stafford 2007
ANNUAL SUMMER EXHIBITION Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy 2007
PRINTFEST 07
Ulverston, Cumbria 2007
CONTEMPORARY WELSH PRINTMAKERS Touring exhbiton: Pakistan
and Wales 2007
WELSH ARTIST OF THE YEAR St David's Hall Galleries,Cardiff 2006
UNIVERSITY OF GLAMORGAN PURCHASE PRIZE Pontypridd/Cardiff 2006
Y CAPEL (ongoing exhibition)
Llangollen 2006
ROYAL CAMBRIAN ACADEMY SUMMER EXHIBITION Conwy 2006
PRINTFEST 06
Ulverton, Cumbria May 2006
LINES AND STRATA Theatr Mwyldan,
Cardigan 2006
ERYRI-LAND OF THE EAGLES Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy 2005
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