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Carl Chapple

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Birth year

Works in


figurative, Portraits painting, nudes traditional

Carl Chapple

Solo Exhibitions      

2011                Recent Portraits, Oriel Celfi, Swansea   

2011                Portraits and nudes, Waterloo Gardens Teahouse, Cardiff

2010                Paintings from Life, Wales Millennium Centre

2008                Denise Yapp Contemporary Art, Monmouth

2007                Twelve paintings, The Senedd, Cardiff

2006                The Museum of Modern Art, Cymru, Machynlleth


Personal Statement

After studying painting at St Martin's, 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.

My work is for sale, and I am available for portrait commissions.

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