Shane Williams unveils portrait

Welsh rugby legend Shane Williams will unveil a portrait of himself today at the National Library of Wales. The oil painting is the work of Welsh portrait artist David Griffiths.

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Shane Williams portrait: More on artist David Griffiths

David Griffiths said it was a 'pleasure' to work with Shane Williams Credit: National Library of Wales

The oil painting of rugby legend Shane Williams unveiled today is the work of Welsh portrait artist David Griffiths.

David was brought up in Pwllheli but later moved to London to train at the Slade School of Fine Art.

He is well-known for his painting of the Prince of Wales receiving the freedom of the city of Cardiff in 1969 - the year of the Investiture.

He has since depicted many public figures, including Enoch Powell and the Archbishop of Wales, Barry Morgan.

Shane Williams is not the first sportsman to become the subject of David's paintbrush - Joe Calzaghe, Jack Matthews, Bleddyn Williams and Barry John have all been captured on canvas by the Welshman.

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