David Carpanini PPRE Hon RWS

David Carpanini PPRE Hon RWS

David Carpanini is one of Wales’ most well known and respected artists. He was born in the Afan Valley in Glamorgan in 1946 and trained at Gloucestershire College of Art, the Royal College of Art and the University of Reading. He held the post of Professor of Art at the University of Wolverhampton from 1992 to 2000.

David was the first Welsh President of the Royal Society of Painter – Printmakers. In 1969 he won the British Institution Awards Committee Annual Scholarship for engraving and has since exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy. He is also a member of the NEAC, Royal Watercolour Society and Royal Cambrian Academy. David has been associated with the Fosse Gallery before and has exhibited here in the past.

Although much of his adult life has been spent in England, his paintings, drawings and etchings are almost entirely devoted to the presentation of the valleys and former mining communities of South Wales where he was brought up.
Lonely figures, scarred landscapes, perching terraces of houses and ragged roadside sheep are the images to which he is faithful and to which he attributes the development of his creative imagination.

He is a painter and printmaker devoted to the plain complete statement which leaves little to chance and yet, if made with sufficient authority can distil poetry from those ordinary and everyday facts which can go almost unnoticed by most of us.

Although solidly representational, his pictures speak eloquently of abstracts – fear, isolation and survival. They are set in Wales but the statements he makes are not confined to the Welsh valleys, the feelings they evoke are international.

David Carpanini’s work has been the subject of three television documentaries and is represented in numerous public, corporate and private collections worldwide.
Some of the prestigious collections which own his work are Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea, Her Majesty the Queen, Windsor, Royal College of Art, National Museum of Wales Cardiff, The Permanent Collection of the Royal West of England Academy, The Welsh Mining Museum, The Ashmolean Museum Oxford and The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.


Three Shires
Watercolour & Acrylic
11 x 13.5 Inches
£1550

Estuary on the Copper Beach
Watercolour & Acrylic
7 x 11 Inches
£850

In the Midst of That Great Echo Chamber of Clouds and Water Storm over Southerndown
Watercolour, Pastel & Acrylic
11.5 x 15.5 Inches
£1550

Ceredigion Sunset
Watercolour & Acrylic
7.5 x 9 Inches
£750

Morning in the Winter Copse
Watercolour & Acrylic
7.5 x 10.5 Inches
£850

Winter in the Val d'Orcia
Acrylic
7.5 x 11 Inches
£850

The Copper Beach 1
Watercolour & Acrylic
7 x 11 Inches
£850

Sunset on the Copper Beach
Watercolour & Acrylic
7 x 10.5 Inches
£750

The Golden Hour in Smugglers Cove
Watercolour & Acrylic
11 x 13.5 Inches
£1650

Autumn Settles Like the Blush of Fine Silk
Pencil, Watercolour & Graphite
11 x 15 Inches
£1550

Winter on Wick Hill
Acrylic
7 x 10 Inches
£850

Snowfall on the Birch Grove
Acrylic
10.5 x 15.5 Inches
£1650

A Quiet Evening Near Busseto
Acrylic
8 x 7.5 Inches
£850

Evening Shadows in the Val d'Orcia
Acrylic
7.5 x 8 Inches
£750

They'll Miss us When We've Gone
Acrylic
19 x 15 Inches
£4250

The Corrosive Music of Rage and Thwarted Purpose
Pencil & Watercolour
11 x 15.5 Inches
£850

Sunset on the Wolds
Acrylic
7.5 x 6 Inches
£525

Winter Evening in the Shires
Inkwash & Acrylic
8 x 6 Inches
£525

A Tasty Snack
Watercolour & Acrylic
7.5 x 9.5 Inches
£750

Late Summer Glade in the Val d'Orcia
Acrylic
11 x 7.5 Inches
£1150

Snow Flurries on the Graig
Etching
19 x 23 Inches
£825

Beachcombers on Pembrey 3
Watercolour & Acrylic
9.5 x 8 Inches
£750

Winter Walk on the Prom
Etching
5 x 7.5 Inches
£250

The Beast From the East
Mixed Media
9.5 x 10.5 Inches
£750

Wildflowers at Villa Benvenuti, Lucca
Acrylic
11 x 8 Inches
£850

The Pathfinder
Acrylic
13.5 x 9.5 Inches
£950

In That Place of Echoes and Shadows
Etching
11 x 12.5 Inches
£425

A Walk in all Weathers, Bledington
Watercolour & Acrylic
10 x 7.5 Inches
£650

Beachcombers on Pembrey 2
Watercolour & Acrylic
7.5 x 7 Inches
£750

Amiata Winter, Della Montagna
Inkwash, Pastel & Acrylic
8 x 6 Inches
£750

Spring in the Shadow of Amiata
Acrylic
10.5 x 11.5 Inches
£1350

The Val d'Orcia Near La Foce
Acrylic
13.5 x 8 Inches
£1350

An Early Rind of Frost Near Valombrosa, Tuscany
Acrylic
12.5 x 10.5 Inches
£1450

Cotswold Fields
Watercolour & Acrylic
7.5 x 10.5 Inches
£850

Winter Morning Study
Pencil & Graphite
6.5 x 9.5 Inches
£550

Winter Copse in the Cotswolds
Pencil, Watercolour & Acrylic
7.5 x 10 Inches
£750

And More to Come
Watercolour & Acrylic
7.5 x 10 Inches
£850

Sunset on the Crete, Tuscany
Watercolour & Acrylic
7.5 x 10 Inches
£750

On the Beach
Etching
7.5 x 10.5 Inches

Gathering Storm Over the Gower
Watercolour & Acrylic
7.5 x 11 Inches

Spring Storm in the Val d'Orcia
Acrylic
10 x 7 Inches

The Brothers, Study
Watercolour & Pencil
10.5 x 8.5 Inches

Carmarthernshire Estuary
Watercolour & Acrylic
7 x 11 Inches

Racing Tide on the Gower
Acrylic
7 x 11 Inches

Beachcombers on Pembrey 1
Watercolour & Acrylic
7.5 x 11 Inches

Confusion can be a Fruitful Condition
Pencil & Watercolour
10.5 x 15.5 Inches

Long Shadows Near Montalcino, Tuscany
Watercolour & Acrylic
6.5 x 6.5 Inches

Bolsinina Alta
Watercolour & Acrylic
9.5 x 7 Inches

The Wave
Watercolour & Acrylic
7.5 x 10.5 Inches

Frothy Swell on Pembrey
Watercolour & Acrylic
7.5 x 11 Inches

Autumn Fields
Acrylic
9.5 x 8 Inches

The brothers
Acrylic
10.25 x 9.5 inches

A new hat Signori?
Pencil, Watercolour
8.5 x 5.25 Inches

Spring at the Pitiana, Tuscany
Mixed Media
9 x 6 Inches

Buonconvento market studies 1
Pencil, Watercolour
10.75 x 16 Inches

They'll miss us when we've gone
Pencil, Watercolour, Acrylic
31.5 x 23 Inches

Kyffin VIII
Soft ground etching
7.5 x 6 Inches

Jersey Road
Etching
7 x 9 Inches

Station Road
Etching
3 x 3 inches

The point of the Dogana, Venice
Etching
7 x 10 Inches

Every choice has a history for those who leave and those who stay
Pencil
20.5 x 18.5 Inches

From the places no-one here remembers come things we've handed down
Pencil, Watercolour
20.75 x 28.5 Inches

Olive Trees, Toscana
Mixed Media
14 x 11 inches

Quiet Evening Bussetto
Mixed Media
8 x 11 inches

Compagna di Montalcino
Acrylic
10 x 6.5 inches

The Flight of the Navigator
Etching
7 x 5.5 inches

The Gelly Hill
Etching
3.5 x 3.5 inches

It is not people who meet Study 1
Mixed Media
16 x 13 inches

Kyffin in Abergwynfi
Pencil
18.5 x 8 inches

Kyffin Studies drawing in Nant Peris C1987
Pencil
15 x 11.5 inches

Kyffin Studies 2 drawing in Nant Peris C1987
Pensil
22 x 30 inches

Kyffin Drawing in Llanberis
Pencil
17.5 x 23.5 inches

Paesaggio di Montalcino
Acrylic on Paper
10 x 9 inches

Kyffin
Pencil Studies
19 x 20 inches

It is the borrowed truths we cling..
Watercolour and Pencil
17 x 15 inches

Carceri I
Etching
6 x 20 inches

Voices of Silence II
Watercolour and Pencil
27 x 35.5 inches

The Light in his Eye
Watercolour and Pencil
21 x 15 inches

A dart of moonlight from the heart
Acrylic
14 x 12 inches

Gathering Storm, Nant-y-Moel edition of 20
Etching
18 x 24 inches