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David Griffiths' portrait of Llŷr Williams at National Library

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Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain | 15:35 UK time, Friday, 12 August 2011

A painting of Welsh pianist Llŷr Williams by one of Wales' foremost portrait artists is to be housed at the National Library of Wales.

David Griffiths painted the Welsh musician as he rehearsed on a grand piano four years ago. Learn more about Llŷr Williams on the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World website.

Photo of David Griffiths' painting of Llŷr Williams. Image courtesy of the artist

Photo of David Griffiths' painting of Llŷr Williams. Image courtesy of the artist

Meanwhile, two of Griffiths' portraits depicting the royal wedding between the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate, are currently on show at the Albany Gallery's summer exhibition, which runs until Saturday 3 September.

Griffiths' two paintings depict the Horse Guards Parade and William and Kate's famous kiss.

Royal Wedding Procession by David Griffiths. Image courtesy of the artist

Royal Wedding Procession by David Griffiths. Image courtesy of the artist

The artist explains why he was inspired to capture the moment on canvas: "While we were all being bombarded with images of the Royal Wedding, here are my own snapshots in oil paint of a memorable event.

"Television, magazines, newspapers and the internet provided us with so many wonderful pictures, it was difficult to decide which images, pieced together, to paint.

"Unlike commissioned portraits which seem to take forever, these are speedily produced impressionist studies attempting to capture that fleeting moment."

Comments

  • Comment number 1.

    Hi Laura!
    David's painting look amazing! I love Williams' portrait, it has a vibrant yet discreet and dignified tone. A great tribute to a great piano player!
    The Royal Wedding is done in a beautiful manner and draws you in with its dynamic but ordered composition (the convoy is marching with great discipline).
    I love David's style and I can only hope that one day I can paint half as good.
    For now I am only drawing with charcoal and pastels. I know you have a keen eye on art, Laura, and I would really appreciate if you would give me your feedback on my portrait drawings
    I have to limit myself to pastel and charcoal right now, as they are cheaper and cleaner and don't require much space. But I am determined to start painting in the future.
    I hope hearing from you soon.
    Yours truly,
    Anola

 

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