David Brightmore was originally from South Yorkshire, he studied Business Management in Cardiff and Fine Art in Sheffield and completed his M.A. Fine Art Degree at Glyndwr University in 2011, where ‘rhythm and gesture in relationship to British Romanticism’ were central to his studies.
‘I lived in the Snowdonia village of Rhyd-Ddu from 1985 until 2004, learned the Welsh language and have a close affinity with life in Wales. I have run and walked most of the mountains and hills here and though my landscape paintings and drawings are rarely specific to one recognisable place, they endeavour to express certain essential dramatic and lyrical qualities of the North Wales environment.
My work is vigorous and energetic; certainly my response to the environment has been both physical and emotional and maybe this comes across. I’m currently influenced by the landscape of Clwyd and the urban environment of Chester, Manchester and Sheffield.’
David Brightmore has been a full-time painter since 2000 and has held solo exhibitions in numerous North Wales venues. He has also been involved in mixed exhibitions in Sheffield, Glasgow and London and regularly exhibits his work at Art Fairs across the UK.
A member Royal Cambrian Academy.
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