We visit Wales today to drop in on painter #DavidAldus (1941-). The majority of his works are landscapes but he also created a good number of maritime scenes as well as a few portraits. David was born in the town of Brecon where he spent most of his life. His father and his father’s father were military men while his maternal grandfather was a miner.
David regularly exhibits his works ;the Royal Society of British Artists, the Royal Institute of Oils, the Royal Society of Marine Artists and has made it to the finals in a number of competitions. He is the founder of the Risborough Gallery. While exhibiting his works at Lambeth Palace under the Royal Society of Maritime Artists, he sold all the pieces which he showed.
Davids’ work has been influenced by French artists like Jules Bastien-Leigh and Cézanne. His colour palette is broad and bright.
Above is ‘Poppies at Dusk. A piece from early in his career but it is typical of his landscape work. It is 22″ by 15″, a nice size. It may hang above my fireplace for awhile.