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Art in Wales

Art in Wales

From the black and white landscape photography of David Wilson to the work of masterly painters such as Kyffin Williams and the legacy of Derek Williams, driving the collection and appreciation of art in Wales, Bird Eye Books titles showcase the best the country has to offer.
David Wilson

David Wilson

Based in Pembrokeshire, David Wilson is among Wales’s most established photographers, well known for his black and white images that uniquely evoke the character and atmosphere of the nation’s landscapes. His work with Graffeg includes the photographic studies Pembrokeshire and Wales: A Photographer’s Journey, Hinterland: Ceredigion Landscapes and A Year in Pembrokeshire, with broadcaster Jamie Owen.
Kyffin Williams

Kyffin Williams

Kyffin Williams is the culmination of four years of research at two centres for Kyffin Williams’s art, the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, and Oriel Mon, Anglesey. Dr. Qing Chao Ma’s illuminating new study incorporates Kyffin Williams’s full range; his inspirational landscapes and seascapes in oil, his delicate watercolours, his distinctive linocuts, and his mesmeric portraits.
Louise Fletcher

Louise Fletcher

Louise Fletcher is a mixed-media visual artist based in North Yorkshire. Her multi-layered, semi-abstract pieces focus on the character of the environment in which she lives and her deep connection to the place and its history. Louise co-hosts Art Juice, a podcast in which she discusses the practical and philosophical aspects of life as a practising artist. Her first publication from Bird Eye Books is Life Force: A Painter's Response to the Nature Poetry of Ted Hughes.
Paul Campbell

Paul Campbell

Paul Campbell is a London-based photographer whose clients have included Land Rover, the Royal Air Force, Sainsbury’s and P&O Cruises. In turning to aerial photography and creating his Bird’s Eye London collection, Paul has approached the subjects with the eye of a designer, producing images that offer a spectacular perspective without losing the reality of the city.
William Wilkins

William Wilkins

William Wilkins is a Welsh artist who paints using a technique based on pointillism. Originally trained at the Royal College of Art, London, William enjoyed a series of sensationally successful exhibitions in London in the 1980s and 90s. His work is characterised by attention to detail, with many paintings taking more than a decade to complete.

William, the great-great-grandson of the designer of the National Gallery in London, was also the founding chairman of the William Wilkins Welsh Historic Gardens Trust, project director at the National Botanic Garden of Wales and the founding director of the Aberglasney Restoration Trust. He was awarded the CBE in 2003 for services to the environment.