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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 Canvas imagesHand_Embellished_Canvas_Prints_of_Provence_by_davidwelsh.html
Large Giclée printsLarge_Hand_Embellished_Giclee_Prints_of_Provence_by_davidwelsh.html
Small Giclée printsFramed_Giclee_Prints_of_Provence.html
 Original PaintingsGallery_1_Original_Paintings_of_vineyards_and_lavender_fields_by_davidwelsh.html
Lavender Fields of ProvenceLavender_Fields_of_Provence.html
Provençal Sunflowers and PoppiesSunflower_Fields_and_wild_poppies_of_Provence.html
Vineyards Through the YearVineyards_through_the_year.html
Cypress, Olive and Cherry TreesCypres,_Olive_and_Cherry_Blossom_Trees_in_Provence.html
Seascapes and lakesOriginal_Paintings_Seascapes_and_Lakes.html
Still Life StudiesStill_Life_Studies.html
Original Paintings AvailableOriginal_Paintings_available_for_Sale.html
“ 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 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.
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