David Carpanini PPRE Hon. RWS

The term painter-printmaker is, in my case, absolutely correct. There is no order of importance; each method of pictorial resolution allows me to explore different aspects of my personal vision, which is almost exclusively concerned with that part of South Wales known as the Afan Valley and the place of my birth. The personal whys and wherefores of pictorial invention are always difficult if not impossible to pin down in words. I have stated elsewhere that one should never be puzzled by what to paint or draw. But for each of us there are certain scenes and subjects which more readily provoke the responses that eventually manifest themselves in pictorial form. Wales is a land of enormous contrasts and variety of scenery. There is something in the quality of light and atmosphere that arrests the eye and provokes the imagination.