William Crozier was a Scottish- born artist, who was famous for his vivid landscapes died on the 12th July, 2011 had many connections with Ireland.
His designs and paintings grace the labels of Kelly’s Resort Hotel, Rosslare, Co. Wexford house red, white and rose wines from the Rhone Valley. This commission took him to Chateauneuf-du-Pape to investigate the vineyard landscapes. On the back of the wine list which he painted he writes:
“I like to think that we are all
grand, all handsome or
our own way. Fair at being virtuous
and attractive in our failings.
But my fellow artists, who
Produce wine and ‘the water of life;
I regard as a cut above the rest of us
Bacchus after all was a God”
He did specially painted covers for various menus and the wine list for the Beaches Restaurant at Kelly’s Resort Hotel.