David Lloyd Griffith

Out in all weathers, David Lloyd Griffith's aim is to catch the moment. He works quickly, instinctively, trying to keep pace with the weather and the shadows passing and the light. Returning to a familiar or favourite view he ruminates and revels in the seasons' gradual inexorable churning and, the cycle of growth and harvest and re-growth. He hints at the essence of the constant tension between the random chaos of the moment and the familiar order of the year.

 

And in work of such openness and obvious sincerity, there is also the weather of the artist's moods: Sometimes clear and serene and certain; at other times doubtful and driven, all at sea in the storm.

 

What shines through is his enduring obsession with his locality around Betws yn Rhos, the village in North Wales where he has lived all his life, and his intimate understanding of its moods and glories. Painting always 'in situ', and driven out in all weathers, all year round, alone and silent, he has made it his life's work to capture the spirit of the home he loves so much:  specific places at particular moments. Come and share with us the glorious sunsets; the hazy summer fields buzzing with insects and fizzing with pollen; the implacable mountains with their shrugging ambivalence and sudden lethal turbulence; and the snow-lit winter landscapes frozen still under cold, closed grey skies.

 

It is rare and valuable to have an artist who is so in sympathy with his subject: The man who made these images has been made by the scenes he paints, and he is a part of every single one. His passion and energy are compelling,

 

David Lloyd Griffith RCA has had exhibitions with us in 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, June 2017 and again in April 2018.