Mr Charles Burton

Elected: 2022

Area(s): General - public service

Specialist Subject(s): Art

Charles Burton has been the most intellectually driven, almost cerebral, painter in Wales since 1945 and it is this principle, of aesthetic form, which serves as the DNA of his art. From early landscapes of the Rhondda to his late depictions of the built environment, from haunting memory portraits of family or war-torn soldiers of the Great War to exquisite geometrical compositions of domestic objects and interiors, his mastery of structure and colour is breath-taking. It is his uncanny investment of the ordinary with what is numinous which has made his impact exceptional.