Description & Technical information

Williams is best known for his passion for the rugged landscape of North Wales, and this particular piece depicts the area near the village of Rhosgadfan in Gwynedd; on the border of Snowdonia National Park.

Williams’ dark, monumental paintings of the North Welsh landscape and the people who lived and worked there, became instantly recognisable and this work is no exception. Although lighter in colour palette than some of his other work, Nr. Rhosgadfan also depicts the dwellings and resting places of the local people. Williams has cleverly contrasted the dark grey of the brickwork with the brighter countryside to create an atmospheric work highlighting the industry of the area. Once determined on an artistic course, Williams’ passion for work was all-consuming and there was never any question as to subject matter, with the landscape before him demanding to be drawn or painted.

Origin:  UK
Medium: Watercolour, Pencil
Signature: Signed lower right 'KW'

Dimensions: 30.5 x 40.6 cm (12 x 16 inches)
Provenance: 

Tegfryn Art Gallery, Anglesey

Purchased from the above in 2002 by Mr. R. Shephard

Private Collection, United Kingdom



Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints