David Welsh was born in Derbyshire (1937), and educated at Eton and King’s College, Cambridge. He taught briefly at Eton, before moving to the newly founded Shiplake College, where he was a Housemaster and Senior Master. Now retired, he has turned to painting in oils. He enjoys portrait painting, most recently of the High Sheriff of Berkshire, as well as landscape work where his specialities are the effect of light, often on water, and interesting and dramatic clouds and skies. In fact he enjoys any new challenge. He has been commissioned by BAT and Whitbreads to paint the view from their City of London offices. He has also painted the OEA leaving present to Eric Anderson, of the Provost’s Lodge.
He has been much influenced by a group of contemporary English artists, who are not Avant-garde, but rather proceed from the Impressionist tradition. He admires, among others, artists like Roy Petley, Fred Cuming, Ken Howard and Bernard Dunstan.
He has held regular one-man exhibitions of his paintings, in London and Henley, as well as having his paintings displayed in several London and provincial galleries from time to time.