A Village in Gwynedd

David Barnes (b.1942)

Oil on Panel
Size (inches): 12 (h) x 24 (w) inches
Size (cm): 30.5 (h) x 61 (w) cm

Barnes captures the greys and browns of North Wales landscapes with brooding intensity, but he also utilises arresting splashes of colour reminiscent of the Scottish colourists. His paintings are highly textural. He uses a palette knife, painting in oils and using a thick impasto technique to produce bold strokes that add strength and texture to his paintings, giving it a sculptural feel. The inspiration for much of Barnes art work are the mountains of Snowdonia and the coastline of north Wales and Anglesey. David is increasingly finding his own individual style, using more vibrant colours and painting other landscapes in Scotland, Cornwall and Ireland. He is also an enthusiastic painter of still life subjects.