Ian Williams

Ian 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.
EXHIBITIONS Terra Incognita, Community Gallery, Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold, 2002; Undercurrent, Manorhaus, Ruthin, 2002; Rift, Rhyl Library Arts Centre, 2002; Shift, Corwen Library and One Stop Shop, 2001; Journey, with Paul Lloyd ECTARC, Llangollen, 2000; Landmarks, with Paul Lloyd ECTARC, Llangollen, 1999; Drift, The Wall Place, Conwy 1998. Many other group exhibitions including The Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy.

Across the sea ll
Oil on panel
61 x 61 cm

In an Indian city 1
Oil on panel 2004
44 x 44 cm

Tubula rosa
Acrylic on aluminium 2003
61 x 61 cm

Lucid dream
Oil on panel
36 x 36 cm

Denbighshire landscape II
Oil on panel
33 x 33 cm

The knowing sea III
Oil on panel
36 x 36 cm

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