Portmeirion - Catrin Williams

Catrin Williams RCA b.1966

Born in 1966, Catrin Williams was brought up on a hill-farm near Bala, and has lived on the Lleyn since 1996.

Welshness, or rather the experience of living in Wales, is an obvious theme in her work. Elements from her background and upbringing in Meirionnydd insist on inclusion in her work: the home and the farm; celebrations and the clothing; music and Welsh culture; family traditions and familiar faces. Recent works take inspiration from the coastline of the Lleyn Peninsula.

Catrin was elected to the Royal Cambrian Academy in 2001.



National Library of Wales

MOMA Wales, Machynlleth

Newport City Museum and Art Gallery

Gwynedd County Council

Private Collections worldwide


2011 Artist in Residence to the Josef Herman Foundation

2009 Tour Grant to the Venice Biennale

2009 Tir: 5 week residency on the island of North Uist, Outer Hebridies

2003 Good Ideas, Cywaith Cymru - with JKA Sailmakers, Pwllheli

2001 Artist in Residence at Plas Newydd, Llangollen

2001 Highly Commended by Sir Kyffin Williams, William Selwyn Jones and Peter Prendegast:

Young Wales 5, Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy

1997 Commendation, National Eisteddfod of Wales, Bala

1993 Tour Grant to Galway, Ireland

1991 Fine Art Prize: Second, National Eisteddfod of Wales, Mold

1990 Tour Grant to Checkoslovakia

1987 Scholarship to Brittanny


Exhibition Catalogue - January 2014