Selection of Illustrations and Prints by Colwyn Thomas
I grew up with a giant Gauguin print in my house that spoke volumes to me as a kid. Then Van Gogh at an exhibition in Seattle made me see how art could be transcendental. Egon Schiel’s linework gave me license to mix what I saw with what I felt. Now Hasui’s use of colour, his ability to distil mood, have literally taught me how to break what I see into separate and evocative colour planes. Spiderman and Batman comics relayed the scope and power of visual narratives. Above all my painter mother and architect father made it natural for me to assume that art was ever present, worthy and functional in our lives.