Across The Straits


Language: English

ISBN: 9780863839948

Current Publication Date: 2004

Format: Hardback

Number of Pages: 242

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"‘I was lucky in that I was born into a landscape so beautiful. I had no need to go elsewhere. There was never any question of what I should paint.’

Wales, in turn, is lucky that such a talented artist should have been so inspired by the landscapes and seascapes of his native country. Kyffin Williams was born in 1918 and, throughout a long and prolific career, he remained faithful to the subjects around him: the rugged mountains and the shadowy valleys of Snowdonia; the stonebuilt cottages of Gwynedd and sunlight over the Menai Strait; the immutable land and the ever-changing sea.

Kyffin’s work is well known and greatly loved – he was a ‘people’s’ artist in many ways, not least for his painting of individuals in their own habitat. This first volume of autobiography offers a fascinating insight into the creativity and vision of one of Wales’s greatest artists."