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Carl Chapple

Art Education

1987Ė1988 Art Foundation, Oxford Polytechnic, Oxford
1988-1992 BA (Hons) Fine Art (painting), St Martinís School of Art, London


Solo Exhibitions

2007 Twelve paintings, The Senedd, Cardiff
2006 The Museum of Modern Art, Cymru, Machynlleth (supported by ACW)
2008 Denise Yapp Contemporary Art, Monmouth
2010 Paintings from Life, Wales Millennium Centre
2011 Recent Portraits, Oriel Celfi, Swansea (supported by ACW)
2011 Portraits and nudes, Waterloo Gardens Teahouse, Cardiff
2013 Portraits of Musicians, Swn Festival, Cardiff
2014 Portraits of Performers, MoMA Wales, Machynlleth
2014 Portraits of Performers, Penarth Pier Pavillion, Penarth


Selected Group Exhibitions

1992 Art Parcels, Frost and Reed Gallery, London
2000 Group show, Blenheim Studios, London
2002 Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London
2003 Summer Exhibition, Alexander Llewellyn Gallery, London
2006/13 Welsh Artist of the Year exhibition, St Davidís Hall, Cardiff
2006-14 Various summer exhibitions, etc, including:
The Albany Gallery, Cardiff
St David's Hall, Cardiff
Denise Yapp, Monmouth
Oriel Tri, Penarth
The Attic Gallery, Swansea
The Dairy, Cardiff
The Washington Gallery, Penarth

Personal Statement

After studying painting in London I spent a lot of time in Greece, Turkey and Italy, where I drew a great deal and was able to develop further my interest in Classical and Renaissance painting and sculpture. Returning to the UK in the mid-90s, I joined several South London life drawing groups, met a number of inspiring painters and models, and began working almost exclusively from the figure.

Since moving to South Wales in 2003 I have worked from life in my studio in Barry.

Although primarily interested in the nude, I consider portraiture to be an increasingly important aspect of my work. I try to reflect the characters, ideas and moods of my models in the pictures I make, as well as impart something of the stillness and silence that working from life involves.