ELECTED IN 2004
Born 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 the paintings.”Website