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.


Autumn in the Castellina, Tuscany
Acrylic
10.75 x 5.5 Inches
£1150

Spring afternoon at Vignacci, Tuscany
Mixed Media
15.25 x 9.5 Inches
£950

The brothers
Acrylic
10.25 x 9.5 inches
£2750

Is it the Future that's not what it used to be?
Pencil, Watercolour, Acrylic
25.5 x 32.25 Inches
£3750

Summer shower in the Val D'Orcia, Tuscany I
Acrylic
11.75 x 8.25 Inches
£1150

A mirage engraved in the theatre of imagination
Acrylic
13.5 x 15 Inches
£3500

Paesaggio di Montalcino
Acrylic
15 x 14.75 Inches
£2550

Confusion can be a fruitful condition
Pencil, Watercolour, Acrylic
15.75 x 11 Inches
£950

Fly dreams on wings of gold, Study 2
Pencil, Watercolour, Acrylic
18.25 x 20.75 Inches
£1650

Early Autumn, Tuscany
Mixed Media
15.75 x 11 Inches
£1350

The cruel myth of collective memory
Pencil, Watercolour, Acrylic
16 x 11 Inches
£950

Buonconvento market studies 2
Pencil, Watercolour
11 x 16 Inches
£950

The sight being there but its use not known
Acrylic
10 x 7.5 Inches
£2250

Wild flowers in Busetto
Acrylic
8.75 x 9 Inches
£1150

A labyrinth of shadows
Acrylic
18.5 x 25.5 inches
£6500

Life isn't about how you survived the storm, but how you danced in the rain
Acrylic
16.75 x 12.75 Inches
£3500

Saturday morning in Buonconvento
Pencil, Watercolour, Acrylic
18.25 x 28.75 Inches
£1750

We are added to by the shadow of leaves
Pencil, Watercolour, Acrylic
15.25 x 20 Inches
£1850

Approaching storm in the Val D'Orcia, Tuscany
Mixed Media
13 x 11 Inches
£1150

The leaves are fewer now
Pencil, Watercolour, Acrylic
15.75 x 11.25 Inches
£950

Jersey Road, Blaengwynfi
Etching
7 x 9.75 Inches
£325

Carceri V
Etching
16 x 14.5 Inches
£550

A Winter in the hills South Winder across the Avon
Charcoal
19.75 x 23.75 Inches
£1450

A seat on the Graig
Charcoal
17.5 x 23.25 Inches
£1450

Station Road
Etching
3 x 3 inches
£275

Venetian evening
Etching
14 x 8 Inches
£425

Last shift
Lino Cut
8 x 6 Inches
£425

Gathering storm, Penmon
Etching
7 x 4 Inches
£325

Dawn in the Vallombrosa
Etching
11.5 x 7 Inches
£375

Spring at Vignacci, Tuscany
Etching
7.75 x 8 Inches
£325

Some stones are so heavy only silence helps you carry them
Pencil
15.75 x 10 Inches
£850

I can and I will, watch me
Pencil, Watercolour Acrylic
20.75 x 15.75 Inches,
£1550

Mirrors of their own complexities
Acrylic
18 x 16.75 Inches
£3750

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

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