ELECTED IN 2004
on Anglesey in 1970, Iwan Gwyn Parry completed his MA in painting at
Chelsea School of Art & Design, London in 1993 before returning
to North Wales, where he lives and works.
From an early age, the North Wales coastline and Irish Sea has
played an important part in his life, and many of his paintings
feature that landscape and seascape. However, he is keen to point out
that his paintings are not topographical illustrations of specific
places, but an imaginative response to his local environment.
"I have spent a long time contemplating these places and over
the years they seem to be re-occurring themes within the work and
have haunted my imagination. The “sense of place” is only a
beginning to these paintings, a catalyst of sorts, for me to explore
and manifest ideas about space, light and pictorial structure within