North West Wales

Welsh goalkeeper's Euro 2016 artwork goes on display

Owain Fon Williams' painting of Wales celebrating their Euro 2016 quarter-final win over Belgium Image copyright Owain Fon Williams
Image caption Owain Fon Williams' painting of Wales celebrating their Euro 2016 quarter-final win over Belgium

Wales' memorable run to the 2016 European championship semi-finals has been immortalised in art - by one of the squad members.

Paintings by reserve Welsh goalkeeper Owain Fon Williams have gone on display at an exhibition on Anglesey.

The Heroes collection includes artwork of star player Gareth Bale lining up a free-kick and Joe Ledley celebrating.

It also contains a painting of Wales celebrating their quarter-final win over Belgium before losing to Portugal.

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Media captionWales goalie Owain Fon Williams finishes painting of Euro 2016

"I've felt fortunate in being able to turn to my artwork, it has been a way of escaping the day-to-day pressures of life in the footballing world," said Williams, who now plays for American team Indy Eleven.

Williams' exhibition, which also includes paintings of local quarrymen, will be at the Oriel Ynys Mon centre in Llangefni until 5 August.

Image copyright Owain Fon Williams
Image caption Wales' striker Gareth Bale stepping up for a free-kick is captured in Williams' paintings
Image copyright Owain Fon Williams
Image caption Euro 2016 was Wales' first major tournament since the 1958 World Cup and they were defeated in the semi-finals by Portugal
Image copyright Owain Fon Williams
Image caption Chris Coleman was hailed after guiding Wales to the Euro 2016 semi-finals in France
Image copyright Owain Fon Williams
Image caption Wales midfielder and cult hero Joe Ledley celebrating a win is immortalised by Williams

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