davidwelsh artist & painter of Provence
A brief introduction to me and my work.
I create paintings that are selective to the provençal connoisseur
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Growing up in the North East of England with the beautiful landscape of Northumberland, and it’s impressive

coastline on my doorstep, gave me a desire to paint my own countryside of Northumberland and the borders

of Scotland. And yet.......

I have a passion and romance for France that I want to share with those who equally love this beautiful country”.

I want those who come in contact with my work to feel they are a part of me and my observation of the country

I have grown to love.

I want my paintings to have evidence of energy and yet to show the peace God wants us all to have as we look

upon his wonderful creation.

My paintings are subtle, sensual, and as aromatic as the country I am portraying where morning mists, shimmering

light, and intensity of heat are reflected in my work. The slow painstaking build up of the finished picture and

my curious love affair with France shows itself in every stroke of colour used.

Colour intensifies the drama of the encounter, rhythmic use of the soft pastel energises the surface used,

reminding us that we are confronting a roughly hewn artfully constructed piece of work,where each stroke of

colour has been thoughtfully and carefully placed.

The light throughout Provence where I now live has inspired artists down through the years.

The brightness and purity that exaggerate shadow and enhance colour have drawn many renowned artists to

capture it’s special qualities on canvas.

I too am drawn to the same landscape to paint in my own distinctive style of impressionism.