A welcome return for acclaimed Llŷn artist
DAVID Grosvenor is one of the most popular working artists in North Wales and has been exhibiting with the award-winning Ffin y Parc Art Gallery since 2011.
David made a welcome return to the Conwy Valley gallery on Sunday for what promises to be a sellsell out show, with 120 new works, his biggest solo show to date.
Living in Criccieth on the Llŷn, the acclaimed artist is not short of breathtaking scenery to paint.
“His love of the landscape is at onc e passionate and utte erly unsentimental,” explains plains gallery owner Ralph Sanders.
“David is as comfortable when editing his palette to catch the quiet harmony of grey water over grey rocks under a grey sky as when he expands it to show purple frost yielding to the yellow heat trickling down the green-sided valley – life and light with all its attention-seeking cacophony.” For his latest exhibition, David has produced a new collection of landscapes, from mountains to the coast, throughout the year to capture it in all its aspects and moods. Of his work David (pictured inset) explained: “Some of the paintings are tiny jewel-like jewel like windows onto some of my favourite haunt ts but the exh hibition also in ncludes some f w works.” loral still-life David was b born in to 1956. North He moved W Wales in 1991 to pain nt full-time. His painti ings appear in many pub blic and private collections collections, including inc The House of Lords Collection and Palace of Westminister. The son of a missionary, David spent part of his childhood in Madagascar and studied English Literature and Art at Exeter University, where oil was his chosen medium. “I was interested in art from a young age,” he explained. “I come from what you might call an ‘artistic’ family - both my father and grandfather were amateur artists and my younger brother is also a professional artist and exhibits at his own gallery in Brussels.”
The exhibition is at at Ffin y Parc Gallery, Betws Road, Llanrwst LL26 0PT, until October 10. 01492 642070. www.welshart.net