David Barnes was born in Africa and spent his early childhood there. He has a degree in history and economics and was a qualified chartered accountant. Before his retirement, he worked in professional practice and as a consultant for the Open University, running seminars in the UK, Europe and Africa on financial management on their MBA programme.

David began painting in 2008 when he retired. His first exhibition, held during Herefordshire's Open Studio week in September of that year, was a virtual sell-out. In the same year, one of his paintings was selected for the Christmas Exhibition at the Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy. Since then he has exhibited regularly at the Albany Gallery in Cardiff as well as the Red Rag Gallery, Bath. His work has also been in galleries in Chester, Brecon, Stow-on-the-Wold, Nantwich, Milford Haven and at Plas Glyn y Weddw at Llanbedrog near Pwllheli.

He has had several one man exhibitions, including the Albany Gallery, Cardiff (March 2012) and the Red Rag Gallery, Bath (September 2012). In 2013 he was part of the Palace Art Fest in Hereford, a 3 man exhibition at Plas Glyn y Weddw and the summer exhibition at the Albany. He also had another two exhibitions at the Red Rag gallery in Bath. He was invited to do another one man show at the Albany gallery in Cardiff in 2014. His work has been sold to clients in China, France, Netherlands, Australia and the United States. David has lived in north Wales most of his adult life and spent much of his free time walking in the mountains of Snowdonia and on the coastline of north Wales and Anglesey. It is his response to these landscapes that inspires much of his work. As well as painting the north Wales landscape, David also enjoys painting still life subjects. Like other Welsh artists whom he admires, such as the late Sir Kyffin Williams, David paints in oils, using a palette knife and a thick impasto technique to produce bold strokes that add strength and texture to his work, giving it a sculptured feel.

Works on Sale

Click to view full size

Welsh Hamlet

Welsh Hamlet

£ 475

8x12" - Oil on board

Visions of the Welsh Coast

Visions of the Welsh Coast

£ 1295

24x30" - Oil on board

Visions of Llyn

Visions of Llyn

£ 395

10x8" - Oil on board

Upland Farm

Upland Farm

£ 495

12x10" - Oil on board

Towards the Bay

Towards the Bay

£ 395

10x8" - Oil on board

The Top Of The Pass

The Top Of The Pass

£ 495

12x10" - Oil on board

Nant Gwynant

Nant Gwynant

£ 675

16x12" - Oil on board

The Mountain Road

The Mountain Road

£ 675

16x12" - Oil on board

The Llanberis Pass

The Llanberis Pass

£ 675

16x12" - Oil on board

The Farm Track

The Farm Track

£ 675

16x12" - Oil on board

The Coastal Path

The Coastal Path

£ 975

16x24" - Oil on board

The Anglesey Coast

The Anglesey Coast

£ 975

16x24" - Oil on board

Road to the Sea

Road to the Sea

£ 675

16x12" - Oil on board

Road To The Farm

Road To The Farm

£ 675

16x12" - Oil on board

Road Across The Moor

Road Across The Moor

£ 395

10x8" - Oil on board

Over the Bwlch

Over the Bwlch

£ 495

12x10" - Oil on board

Moelwyn Farm

Moelwyn Farm

£ 395

10x8" - Oil on board

Gwynedd Road

Gwynedd Road

£ 675

12x16" - Oil on board

Gwynedd Farm

Gwynedd Farm

£ 395

10x8" - Oil on board

Farm above Betws

Farm above Betws

£ 675

16x12" - Oil on board

Eventide Across The Bay

Eventide Across The Bay

£ 675

12x16" - Oil on board

Cottages on Cardigan Bay

Cottages on Cardigan Bay

£ 395

10x8" - Oil on board

Cardigan Bay

Cardigan Bay

£ 795

16x20" - Oil on board

Aberglaslyn

Aberglaslyn

£ 675

16x12" - Oil on board

Snowdonian Farm

Snowdonian Farm

£ 675

16x12" - Oil on board

Crafnant

Crafnant

£ 675

16x12" - Oil on board

The woods below Siabod

The woods below Siabod

£ 675

16x12" - Oil on board

The Bay

The Bay

Sold

40.5 x 30.5cm - Oil on board

Near Trearddur

Near Trearddur

Sold

51 x 76cm - Oil on board