I’m delighted to be taking part in Helfa Gelf 2018. My studio and gallery will be open each Friday evening and every Saturday/ Sunday during September. I’ll be displaying a range of original pastel paintings, framed and unframed prints, as well as greeting cards.
Dave is a self-taught artist who specializes in pastel landscape paintings of Snowdonia and the rest of North Wales.
He was born in Aberystwyth and has had the privilege of living in some of the most beautiful parts of the UK. However, home is now with his family in an old farmhouse near Mold in Flintshire. Dave recently gave up a perfectly good ‘normal’ job as chief executive of a national charity to concentrate on becoming a full-time artist.
Dave’s work is the antithesis of how most people would imagine a pastel painting to be; they are bold and vivid with lots of detail. A distinctive use of deep contrasts gives them depth and their particular character. Customers appreciate the almost photographic quality of some pieces. Dramatic skies and water feature heavily and you will often find him up in the mountains at sunrise or sunset trying to capture the best light.
Dave is a member of the North Wales Society of Fine Art and Flintshire Visual Arts and Crafts Network
I am based 4 miles west of Mold, near Rhes-y-Cae. Don’t rely on putting my postcode into your satnav to find me!
Use the map on the contact page of my website http://www.daverobertsartist.com where you can also discover all you need to know about me and my work.