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David Randal Davies





David Randal Davies (who also exhibits as David Randal) is a Welsh artist from Penclawdd, on the Gower Peninsula.


He studied at Swansea College of Art and later did post-graduate research at Cardiff College of Art.  He also holds a Master's degree in education from the University of Wales. For over twenty years he was Head of Art at a large South Wales comprehensive school and also taught extra-mural classes for the University College, Swansea.
David has always drawn a great deal, and these studies, particularly of people, form the basis of many of his paintings. He has exhibited at the Wales Drawing Biennale on three occasions as well as at the Cheltenham Open Drawing Exhibition which later toured to Berlin. In 2009 his work was selected for the "Kyffin Williams Drawing Prize" exhibition
He has won several prizes for his paintings, which have been regularly selected for national exhibitions such as the Singer Friedlander/Sunday Times Competition, and the Discerning Eye both held at the Mall Galleries, London.  In 2008, his painting for the Discerning Eye Exhibition won a prize as the best painting from Wales.


He has exhibited his paintings widely throughout the United Kingdom, particularly in London, and has had many joint and solo exhibitions in Wales. David has a number of works held in private collections throughout Europe and the U.S.

"My paintings are mainly about people and their everyday lives.  Many images have emerged from early, vivid memories of village life, singers, miners, cockle-pickers and the estuary.  Others are the result of studies made during travels in Europe and Egypt.  However, whatever the location or subject, whatever the interpretation, abstracted or representational, a painting is essentially a configuration of lines, shapes and colours.  The arrangement of these elements into a coherent whole constitutes the real, rather than the overt, subject which may have been the original stimulus."





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