Emrys Parry

Elected to RCA in 2001

Born in Bangor, Gwynedd in 1941, Emrys Parry is a Welsh artist working and living in Great Yarmouth. His work is heavily influenced by the landscape and people of the Lleyn Peninsula, his childhood home in Wales. Over the years he has been making and remaking a succession of images that reflect his feelings towards this unique part of Wales.

Cultural identity and its manifestations are a constant theme in his work and as a Welsh speaker he is strongly influenced by the unbroken thread of a poetic tradition winding back through the centuries. He has lived and taught in East Anglia since 1964 and retired as Head of Diploma and Diagnostic Studies at Norwich School of Art and Design in 1996 to work full time as an artist. https://www.emrysparry.co.uk/