Art at Epicure By Richard Davies
We are thrilled to be showcasing pieces of work by celebrated artists Emrys Williams and Christopher Langley.
Born in Liverpool in 1958, Emrys Williams moved with his family to Colwyn Bay in 1969. He studied at the Slade School of Fine Art in London (1976-1980) and has won a number of major prizes in Wales including the Gold Medal for Fine Art at the National Eisteddfod (2007).
His work is represented in many major public collections including the Government Art Collection, the Arts Council of England, the National Museum of Wales and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Williams’ paintings explore ideas to do with memory, imagination and a sense of place. These works relate both to seaside locations in Britain and France he has visited and to earlier Dutch and Italian painting. He is interested in making paintings that are lyrical and aesthetic, having a balance that combines figurative and abstract qualities. There is nothing stated in the works, they are about a felt moment and atmospheric qualities, a sense of light recollected and remade in the studio. The viewer recognises something, like a memory that has a particular flavour, something sensed and felt, ambiguous yet resonant.
For further information visit www.emryswilliams.co.uk
Lumen Prize Finalist Christopher Langley has been painting for over thirty years. Today he uses a multimedia approach including the latest iPad technologies (as one David Hockney) to create truly original artwork. In addition, he is experienced in producing works in acrylics, oils and watercolour.
Langley is currently exhibiting a number of pieces at Epicure including ‘Y Llyn Tawel’ (The Tranquil Lake), a series of three paintings on display in the restaurant’s private dining room, as part of The Celtic Manor Art Collection. This impression of sunrise on a still summer morning is completed in acrylic. Tones of orange and yellow give an impression of a late summer sunrise; the outline of the trees dissects the painting into sky and water; a study in reflection, both literal and metaphorical.
Another on display in the private dining room is a large vibrant work called 'Walk to Eternity'. A work of tone and texture, people are seen walking serenely toward the setting sun. There is no time, there is no rush. Percussion techniques are used to create the gradients of colour and texture.
For further information visit www.christopherlangley.net
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