Ruthin Craft Centre
The Centre for the Applied Arts


Courtyard Project Spaces A & B

Dave Roberts

On The Wall 11 August – 5 September 2021


A new series of crafted fine art by north Wales artists
Series curation: Jonathan Le Vay


Dave Roberts is a self-taught pastel artist who specialises in painting the landscapes of North Wales. He was born in Aberystwyth and now lives in Caerwys, Flintshire. He became a full-time professional artist in 2018.

His work is the antithesis of how most people would imagine a pastel painting to be; it is detailed, vivid and full of deep contrasts. Commentators enjoy the photorealistic qualities of some pieces.

Dave will often be found in the mountains at dawn or dusk as these are the best times to capture that moment “in between” day and night when the light creates the drama that is such an important aspect of his paintings. As Dave explains, few experiences are as ethereal or elemental as being alone in the mountains at twilight.

Pastels are Dave’s chosen medium because of their immediacy. There are no rules to follow and there is no pre-mixing or waiting for paints to dry. This means that the creative process is entirely uninhibited.

All works available to purchase.