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 makes a welcome return to the Conwy Valley gallery from this Sunday, September 16 to October 10, for what promises to be a sell out show with 120 new works, his biggest solo show to date. Living in Criccieth on the Lleyn Peninsular, North Wales, the acclaimed artist is not short of breathtaking scenery to paint. “His love of the landscape is at once passionate and utterly unsentimental,” explains 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 explained: “Some of the paintings are tiny jewel like windows on to some of my favourite haunts but the exhibition also includes some floral still-life works.”
David was born in 1956. He moved to North Wales in 1991 to paint full-time. His paintings appear in many public and private collections world-wide, including 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,” he added.