davidwelsh... artist and painter of provence

A brief introduction to me and my work
I create paintings that are selective to the Provençal connoisseur
 


“ Growing up in the North East of England with the beautiful landscape of Northumberland, and its 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  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.


Colour intensifies the drama of the encounter, rhythmic use of 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.