William Crozier was born in Yoker, Glasgow in 1930, but now divides his time between his homes and studios in Hampshire and the west of Ireland.

His early paintings – often grim and harrowing – were based on his existentialist awareness of the destructive but ultimately transformative power of Nature, but in moving to Bantry, Cork, he discovered what he described as a ‘pristine landscape’ that somehow felt like it belonged to him.

What followed was a kind of second surge in his career, and a series of radiantly redemptive landscape paintings.

He says, “I like to know the landscape well. I like ...


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