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ARTIST RODWILLIAMS HAS FINALLYfulfilleda
lifelongdreamtoopenanartgalleryshowcasinghis
work.TheCrownCottageGalleryinRuthin,
Art...
“Ilovethispicture–itwasdoneinaboutApril
andtherewassomethingaboutthewaterandthe
decayofthebuildingsthatreallysuitedmy
Denbighshire,isahalf-timberedlistedcottage painting.Westayedinahoteloverlookingthe
datingbackto1498andhastworoomsmakingit blues,thereds,”saysRod.“Ipaintedaparticular GrandCanalsotherewasalwayssomethinggoing
perfectforRod’sextensivecollection. spotandincorporatedsomegraffitithatwasona on.Theatmospheretheremakesyouwanttopaint.
Rodisaself-taughtartistandhaslivedand wall–aheartandsomeinitials. ButasstunningasVeniceis,oneofRod's
workedallhislifeinnorthWales.Hehasdrawnand “BackhomeinWales,awomanboughtitfrom favouritepaintingsisofRossettMillinthevillageof
paintedsincehisearlyteensbecomingafull-time meandwhenshevisitedVeniceherself,shefound thesamenamenearWrexham.
artistin1998andhasexhibitedalloverWales. theexactspotI’dpainted,identifiedbythegraffiti. “Idon'tknowmuchaboutthebuildingitself,but
HehasexhibitedattheprestigiousNorthWales Shetookaphotographofitandshowedittomeon itseemstobeasubjectverypopularamongst
OpenExhibitionatTheatrClwydinMold,Ectarcin herreturn,whichwasreallynice. artists.Ipaintedthiswatercolourabout12months
Llangollen,theBlackSheepGalleryinHawarden,the ago.Iusedtogofishingthereasaboy,soI've
TegfrynGalleryinMenai,AngleseyandErddigHall alwayshadarealsoftspotforthearea.It'sa
inWrexham.Nowhehashisveryowngalleryto lovelybuildingandIjustwantedtopaintitina
displayhispaintings,whichfeaturescenesfrom veryloosestyle."
bothhisnativeWalesandoverseas.Heworks •Rodisavailableforcommissionandyoucanseehis
mostlyinwatercolourandpastelashefeelsthey workonFridaysandSaturdays,10amto4.30pm,at
bestcapturethecolourandlightofhissubjects. TheCrownCottageGallery,13WellStreet,Ruthin,
“WewenttoVenicethreeyearsagoforapainting Denbighshire.Tel:01824704080orvisit
holidayandIlovedtheplace:allthecolours,the www.crowncottagegallery.co.uk
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