Karl Davies was born in Newport, South Wales and completed a BA in Painting at Cheltenham in 1995. He has a PGCE in Art & Design and teaches in the Rhondda. Karl settled in Pontypridd in 2001.  He exhibits his paintings across Wales and London. His work is in private collections in Australia, Europe, Hong Kong and the USA.

Karl began painting seriously in 2004. Initially using digital photography to explore composition. He uses a mixture of deliberate and intuitive brush marks in each painting and prepares numerous sketches before painting begins.

He enjoys simplifying forms to make them a suggestion of what they represent, creating a solidity of form, without fuss and literality.

He is involved in creating representations of North and South Wales in paint. The mountains, fields and streets. There is an air of retrospection about his work and of time passing.

Karl has a traditional attitude towards materials and believes in the importance of drawing. He is influenced by both Sir Kyffin Williams and Josef Herman in this regard.

He aims to communicate unselfishly through his work, provoking a memory and personal response from the viewer. There is no secret code to unlock the work, the work is always open to interpretation and without pretension.

Karl's earliest, childhood memory connected with art was when his father made a quick sketch of him in red biro on a scrap of paper. The process of drawing has been a constant companion in his life ever since.

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Works on Sale

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Two Chapels Rhondda

Two Chapels Rhondda

£ 530

10x14" - Oil on board

Trehafod Night

Trehafod Night

£ 695

14x15" - Oil on board

The Shearer

The Shearer

£ 550

10x14" - Oil on board

Steep Climb

Steep Climb

£ 350

10x14" - Ink & Wash

Shearing

Shearing

£ 550

10x14" - Oil on board

Pit Ponies 2

Pit Ponies 2

£ 530

10x12" - Oil on board

Pit Ponies 1

Pit Ponies 1

£ 530

Oil on board

Near the Top

Near the Top

£ 350

10x14" - Ink & Wash

Moonlit Climb

Moonlit Climb

£ 510

9 x 10" - Oil on board

Mending the Fence

Mending the Fence

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7x10" - Ink & Wash

High Up

High Up

£ 710

16x16" - Oil on board

Heading Up

Heading Up

£ 710

16x16" - Oil on board

Heading Out

Heading Out

£ 695

14x16" - Oil on board

Golden Evening

Golden Evening

£ 510

11x11" - Oil on board

Farrier

Farrier

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10x14" - Oil on board

Farmer with Flock

Farmer with Flock

£ 730

14x20" - Oil on board

Farmer with Dogs

Farmer with Dogs

£ 350

10x14" - Ink & Wash

Early Start

Early Start

£ 695

14x16" - Oil on board

Cutting the Post

Cutting the Post

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7x10" - Ink & Wash

Chapel Night

Chapel Night

£ 520

Oil on board

At the Top

At the Top

£ 710

16x16" - Oil on board

Almost Home

Almost Home

£ 530

10x12" - Oil on board

Miner

Miner

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Mixed media

Welsh Coast

Welsh Coast

£ 400

20 x 41 cms - Oil on board

Out Early

Out Early

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51 x 61 cms - Oil on board

Bringing them home

Bringing them home

£ 950

41 x 61 cms - Oil on board

Farmer with dogs

Farmer with dogs

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Mixed media