David Welsh was born in Derbyshire in 1937, and educated at Eton and King's College, Cambridge. Now retired, his main career has been as a teacher, but painting has never been far behind. He enjoys portrait painting, as well as landscape work where his specialities are the effect of light, often on water, and interesting and dramatic clouds and skies. In fact he enjoys any new challenge. He has always worked in oils, a medium that he finds very suitable for all the effects he wants to achieve.
David works in a studio which is a 16th-century malt house in the garden of his home in Henley.
Recent commissions have been a painting of Richmond Bridge in the snow, for use as a Charity Christmas card, and a view of the Provost's Lodge and garden at Eton College as a gift for the retiring Provost.
He has been much influenced by a group of contemporary English artists, who are not Avant-garde, but rather proceed from the Impressionist tradition. He admires, among others, artists like Roy Petley, Fred Cuming, Ken Howard and Bernard Dunstan.
Oil paintings for sale, by David Welsh, landscapes of England and Europe, figures and animals. Portrait and other commissions accepted.