Though mostly abstract, Elfyn builds up his paintings from memories of landscapes they are full of atmosphere: there are shadows and light, wind and rain and electricity are everywhere. But there are also internal, psychological landscapes too, where moods darken or clear. Contradictory emotions coexist. Over the course of his 25 year career Elfyn has won numerous awards and prizes for his paintings including the Gold Medal for Fine Art in the National Eisteddfod in 2009, and the prestigious Welsh Artist of the Year award in 2010. He has also recently been elected to the Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy.