Sir Kyffin Williams ‘Rain over Yr Eifl’

Original watercolour on paper

Image Size: 12″ x  7″

Framed Size: 21″ x 16″

£7,700 SOLD


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This painting is illustrated in ‘The Light and the Dark’ by Rhian Evans and Nicholas Sinclair ( page 134) 

about the painting:

“Yet in ‘Rain over Yr Eifl’ which looks out over Caernarfon Bay towards the mountains on the Llyn Peninsula, an element of hope is offered by a pink glow in the sky beyond the rainstorm. Kyffin once again engaged by the question of how that evening light is translated onto the water and, in turn on paper. Here, he opts for a restrained but golden wash of watercolour. the remaining slivers of white and final glints: those in the clouds even hinting at silver linings.”

From a private collection.

This is an Original painting and comes framed ready to Hang.

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Kyffin Williams was born in Anglesey in 1918. After leaving Shrewsbury School he was then articled to a firm of land agents in Pwllheli until 1938, when he joined the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, but was discharged in 1941 on account of his epilepsy. On the advice of a doctor he sought a new career in art attending the Slade school of art from 1941-1944. Kyffin went on to spend many years teaching art part-time at Highgate School in London. He used the rest of each week to focus on his own painting, and while his native Wales was a significant source of subject matter throughout his career, he also made painting trips abroad, most notably to Patagonia in 1968 as a Winston Churchill Fellow. In 1973 he returned to his beloved Wales and settled back on Anglesey in a house overlooking the Menai Strait, which remained his home for the rest of his life.