Helfa Gelf


Susan Cantrill-Williams WSA.

  • Mixed Media,
  • Painting,
  • Print Making


Susan’s art practice involves making images representing the dramatic landscape of North Wales. Her main inspiration is from walking, drawing and painting in the Mountains of Snowdonia

The effects of atmospheric light, colour texture and reflection are represented, by drawing, prints and paintings using natural inks, paints and pigments manufactured from local minerals and organic dyes.

Directions to studio

Trinity Square is the road that surrounds Trinity Church on Mostyn St. 16 is on the corner of Trinity sq. Opposite the Church.   .

Studio information

Family friendly Wheelchair friendly Parking nearby Toilet access Welsh Speaker Work for sale Price range 35-2500 Commissions accepted

Contact & address Details

!6 Trinity Square, Llandudno


Studio Opening Times

September 2018 Times:
Opening Times: 11am - 5pm
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    Late Friday Opening Days:
    Opening Times: 7pm - 9pm
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Susan, has recently been elected to the Wirral Society of Artists, based at the Williamson Gallery Birkenhead.

 Her exhibition Emergence during 2015 explored the possibility of blending images and formations left by the extraction process, with  the ideas from Emergence theory. This is a way of looking at the dynamics of complex processes. An example would be viewing several images in a painting installation, exploring strata and geological formation. When placed together, a secondary image appears, consisting of lines and structures. This is more identifiable in the monochrome visuals, where the light and dark areas become linear and spatial, leading one’s eye in, around and out of the image. Later work develops the work forward and includes the presence of fossils, animal bones and human who met untimely ends but are preserved forever in reality and reflected in spirit within these images.


2013 –  MA Art Practice (painting)  Glyndwr University. Wrexham.

2005 – PGCE. Glamorgan University.

2003 – City and Guilds 730 Post Compulsory Education Certificate.

BA (Hons) Des. Loughborough University.



2018 5 Landscape painters Chester Art Centre Northgate st  Chester.

2018 Woman to Woman Gallery 45 High St. Bangor

2018 Permanence. Gallery at 16 Trinity Sq. Llandudno

2018 Monochrome Dot Art Gallery Queens Arcade Liverpool from Jan 25 – March 11.

2017 Emergence and  Return. New and returning artists exhibited by CALL at Tedder House Llandudno.

2017 Miles of Creativity Oriel Mostyn Llandudno

2017 CAF Chester

2017 Selected works for Gallery 45 Bangor

2017 Dot Art. Festival Mann Island Liverpool July -September

2017 5 Landscape painters Castle Park Galleries Frodsham

2017 Helfa Gelf Exhibit Theatre Clwyd Mold

2017 Drawing  From The Land. Gallery 16 Trinity Sq.

2017 Different Horizons Theatre Clwyd Mold

2017 Helfa Gelf Artists Theatr. Clwyd Mold

2017 Different Horizons Theatr Clwyd Mold.

2016 Flow Gallery 45 High st. Bangor

2016 Oriel Mostyn In Sight 9 Vaughn st, Llandudno.

2015 Susan Williams New Works, 2015 James st Gallery Llandudno

2015 Gloop MA Collective Bear Steps Gallery Shewsbury.

2015 Black on White Theater Clwyd. Mold

2015 Emergance Bodelwyddan Castle Galeries

2014  Gloop. Glyndwr MA collective Chirk Castle, Flintshire.

2014  Helfa Gelf Artisits. Oriel Pendeitsh, Caernarfon.

2014  Landscapes at The Extravaganza.1 Mostyn Broadway, Llandudno.

2014  Spring Rite. James St. Gallery, Llandudno.

2014  Royal Cambrian Academy Open. Conwy

2013  FfotoAlternative. Bodelwyddan Castle, St. Asaph.

2013  Fringe at Llawn 01,  James st.Gallery Llandudno.

2013  New Works. James st. Gallery, Llandudno.

2013  Space Invaders. Oriel Sycharth, Glyndwr University, Wrexham.

2012 Gloop MA collective Welsh assembly buildings

2011  Beginnings. James st. Gallery, Llandudno.

2009  Collective at Christmas. James st. Gallery Llandudno.

2005  Permanence. James st. Gallery Llandudno.

2004  New works. James st. Gallery, Llandudno.

2001  Five  Artists at Christmas. Bodelwyddan Castle. St Asaph.

2000  I Sea 2000. Theatre Clwyd Community Gallery.

2000 Royal Cambrian Open. Cambrian Academy, Conwy.

2000 I Sea 2000 (solo) Oriel Mostyn, Education Gallery 3. Llandudno.

1999  Space. Bangor Museum and Art Gallery. Bangor.

1999  Open Bangor Museum and Art Gallery.


2018 Elected member of WAS. Williamson Art Gallery Birken Head.

2011  City and Guilds Gold Medal of Excellence  Art Lecturer’s award.


2014  City and Guilds Achievers. James st Gallery, Llandudno.

2013  City and Guilds Achievers. Welsh Assembly Building, Llandudno Junction.

2012  Masters at Glyndwr. Welsh Assembly Building, Llandudno Junction. Conwy.


2014 – July, Self Employed  Artist. On Going

2005 – 2014 Coordinator, Academic and Creative Arts Lecturer.Denbigh

1999 – 2015 Academic and Creative Arts Llandrillo College, Rhos on Sea, Conwy

2000 – 2005 Facilitator. New Opportunities European Project. Oriel Mostyn Vaughn st. Llandudno.

1995 – To present day. Consultant at ARK Design Consultants. Bryn y Maen, Conwy.

1990 – 1992 Designer maker. Conwy Pottery. The Old Laundry, Church Rd. Rhos on  Sea, Gywnedd.

Susan Williams MA

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