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  My Welsh inheritance must always remain a strong force in my work, for it is in Wales that I can paint with the greatest freedom.  I have worked in Holland, France and Austria, in Italy and Greece, but in none of these countries have I found the mood that touches the seam of melancholy that is in most Welshmen, a melancholy that derives from the dark hills, the heavy clouds and the enveloping sea mists.

Kyffin Williams

 

 

 

Oil painting of Welsh ponies by the artist Kyffin Williams, Royal Academician

Ponies, Llanfair-yng Nghornwy 1974, oil on cancvas

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