#MuseumFromHome – Day 212

Posted by Tenby Museum on Nov 4, 2020 Blog No Comments

Day 212 of our #MuseumFromHome project and today we look at watercolour from 2000 by local artist and architect David JP Morgan, entitled Bright Sky On The Paragon.

Although having had no formal training as an artist David always had an overriding passion to paint. Born and raised in Tenby, he went on to attend University in Cardiff, qualifying as an Architect and practising for many years both there and in London. In 1999 he returned to Pembrokeshire with his family where he combines painting with his profession as an Architect.

Much of David’s early work was in the medium of watercolour, however he now reserves watercolour for sketching and for developing ideas. His finished works are now exclusively in oil as he finds the vibrancy of colour and the pure pleasure of applying and working the paint is a joy.

An increase in demand for his architectural watercolours led to a very successful exhibition of paintings at the Coach House Gallery in Caerphilly. His work has shown at various galleries including at Tenby Museum, where he serves as a Trustee, and has featured a number of times at the annual exhibition of the Royal Society of Marine Artists in London.

Whilst remaining versatile with his subject matter and having gained a reputation in the subject of portraiture, David’s favourite inspiration is his hometown and in particular the harbour, boats and seasonal moods of the town.