A PAINTER from Rhyl has presented a painting of the Conwy Castle and Quay to Chief Constable of North Wales Police, Carl Foulkes.

87-year-old Gwynfor Griffiths, who is originally from Rhosgoch in Anglesey, had recently made headlines for his paintings of Rhuddlan Castle (which he presented to the Mayor of Rhuddlan) and Conwy Police Station (presented to members of the force), and a month-long exhibition at the Oriel Môn Art Gallery in Llangefni, Anglesey.

His latest presentation was one of Conwy Castle and Quay to the Chief Constable Carl Foulkes, with Mr Griffiths himself having joined the Gwynedd Constabulary in 1957 and later the North Wales Police, serving most of his career in the Criminal Investigation Department.

North Wales Pioneer: The painting of Conwy Castle and Quay. Photo: Gwynfor GriffithsThe painting of Conwy Castle and Quay. Photo: Gwynfor Griffiths

The beautiful watercolour painting shows the harbour in the foreground, with two people walking along the coast as the majestic Conwy Castle overlooks the scene.

Mr Griffiths said: “The Chief Constable came to my home to pick up my painting of Conwy Castle.

“He’s very fond of Conwy and trying to learn Welsh – because both of us like Conwy this painting provides a link between us.”

Mr Griffiths served in the Conwy Police from 1957 to 1968.

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