Wilf Roberts

Wilf Roberts 1941 - 2016
He was born in 1941 on the Isle of Anglesey. Raised in Mynydd Bodafon, during the 1960s and 70s in London, he exhibited extensively and successfully whilst studying part-time at Croydon Art College. In 1973, Roberts returned to Anglesey and continued to paint, accepting a number of private commissions and illustrating books and posters on a voluntary basis for a number of local and national charities. He did not publicly exhibit his work during this period until 1996 when he held a very successful solo show at Oriel Ynys Mon. His inspiration comes from the stark and rocky landscape near his home. As a youngster he liked nothing better than to wander the naturally beautiful landscape which he represents in his work. In his landscapes he manages to simplify without losing the essence of the scenes depicted and produces work that is strong and powerful.He captured perfectly the brooding starkness and inherent tranquillity that are the features of his landscape. His palette tends towards the more sombre end of the spectrum (browns, greens, greys, etc) while his selective employment of white, for example, on cottages and other rural buildings that frequently appear in his compositions, brings the paintings vividly to life with a drama and vibrancy that is quite startling and emotive. dramatic landscapes that evince the natural beauty and atmosphere of each scene he portrays. Wilf Robert's work followed a consistent subject matter and theme: the traditional farm houses and cottages of Anglesey, and in particular around the area of Bodafon and is rightly regarded as one of the finest, individualistic and popular artists from Wales.


Stryd Salem

Oil
100 x 60 cm
sold

Llechog
Oil
40 x 30 cm
sold

Tyddyn Bodafon
Oil
30 x 30 cm
sold



Criglas
Oil
30 x 30cm
sold

Uwch y Gors III
Oil
30 x 40cm
sold


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