"A full-time painter since 2000, I have held solo exhibitions and shown at over 80 art fairs throughout the UK. My work reflects the energy and figurative rhythms of my environment together with a response to our pandemic circumstances."
Originally from South Yorkshire UK, David Brightmore studied Business Management in Cardiff, Wales, and Fine Art in Sheffield. He lived in the Snowdonia village of Rhyd-Ddu in N. Wales from 1985 until 2004 when he moved to Mold. David continues to learn the Welsh language. A full-time painter since 2000, he has held solo exhibitions in numerous North Wales venues including Oriel Plas Glyn y Weddw, Llanbedrog, where he was Chairman of the Board of Management for four years. David has also been involved in numerous mixed exhibitions across the UK and is a regular exhibitor at art fairs - Manchester, Sheffield, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Reading, Windsor, and London.
"I have run and walked most of the mountains and hills here and though my landscape paintings and drawings are rarely specific to one recognizable place, they endeavor to express certain essential dramatic and lyrical qualities of the North Wales environment. I still run every other day and my work reflects my relationship with the land – hence a series of 'figure-scapes', searching for the rhythm of land and figure. The subject of 'rhythm and gesture in relation to romanticism' was central to my M.A.Fine Art studies which I completed in the summer of 2011 at Glyndwr University. In May 2016 I was elected member of the Royal Cambrian Academy."
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