One of Wales’ Euro 2016 heroes has once again picked adult his easel to immortalise an memorable summer.
Unlike many veteran footballers, Owain Fôn Williams is some-more expected to be found picking adult a palette and paints than spending his giveaway time on a X-box or golf course.
Having denounced a reverence to his associate patrol members final year, a Inverness Caledonian Thistle goalkeeper, who grew adult in Dyffryn Nantlle, has embellished a uninformed board – desirous by a loyalty and personal bond between Joe Ledley and Anglesey-born goalkeeper, Wayne Hennessey.
Despite not being comparison in a squad, following a frustrating injury-hit deteriorate in a Scottish Highlands, Williams, 30, will be entertaining on a boys in tonight’s break World Cup qualifier opposite Austria, from TV studio as he provides punditry for S4C.
Williams, who played for Crewe and Tranmere before venturing adult north, displayed some of his newest work displayed during a National Eisteddfod Maes on Anglesey final month.
There were portraits of Gareth Bale backing to take adult a giveaway kick, Welsh fans walking by a Eiffel Tower, and Joe Ledley enjoying a good deserved post-match libation in his possess graphic manner.
The former Ysgol Dyffryn Nantlle student was primarily demure to paint anything about final year’s European journey in France, even yet some of a boys, “Wayne and Joe especially, were seeking me to”, he said.
“But entrance back, we suspicion ‘You know what? Wales have combined story by removing to France and reaching a semis.’
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“The whole arise brought a whole of a republic together, it was an memorable 7 weeks or so. ‘Together Stronger’ was so apt.
“It felt right to try and constraint that square of story as a painting. It’s something that means an awful lot to me.”
Those images are now on arrangement during a National Library in Aberystwyth arrangement 47 members of a winning patrol and staff.
And this year he motionless to lift on from where he left off: “When we initial started painting, it was scenes from a line-up mining communities where we grew up, and characters from a area, that we loved.
“I’m certain I’ll go behind to that, though during a impulse I’m enjoying looking behind during that good summer it was, not only for us in a team, though a whole nation.”
William’s is now scheming a full muster during Oriel Ynys Môn subsequent May.
“It takes a prolonged time to beget adequate work for a full exhibition, though I’ve already been operative on portraits of a gaffer, Chris Coleman, Gareth Bale, and of march Joe and Wayne.
“I’ve got a approach to go though to have my possess dedicated muster is something utterly special, and on Anglesey where my mom and a whole side of her family come from.“
But with all minds on tonight’s game, Owain has assured in his teammates to grub out a critical 3 points, while anticipating to work hismself behind into Chris Coleman’s plans.
“We need to win, both on Saturday and opposite Moldova, there’s no doubt about that,” he concluded.
“These are a form of games we need 3 points out of, generally during home, if you’re meditative of subordinate for a vital tournament.
“But we know we have adequate peculiarity in a squad, if we can be as organized as we know we can, I’m assured we’ll be marching on to Moldova with another 3 points in a bag.”
For some-more information on his work, revisit www. owainfonwilliams.com