Artist goalie Owain Fôn Williams revisits Wales’ stately Euro 2016 …

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.

Owain Fôn Williams square desirous by a tighten loyalty between him, Wayne Hennessey and Joe Ledley
(Image: HANDOUT BY OWAIN FON WILLIAMS)

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.

Owain Fôn Williams captures Joe Ledley enjoying a beer
(Image: TAKEN BY REPORTER, TRINITY MIRROR COPYRIGHT)

“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.“

Owain Fôn Williams work on arrangement during a Eisteddfod
(Image: TAKEN BY REPORTER, TRINITY MIRROR COPYRIGHT)

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

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