David Haswell


Former County Architect for Gwent in South Wales, David began painting in 1997, following his retirement from local government. His intention is to create highly textured images of the UK National Parks, presented with drama, contrast and bordering on the semi abstract.


Living in Abergavenny, on the edge of the Brecon Beacons, David finds himself subject to the ever changing atmospheric moods of the Black Mountains.

This is a special landscape, similar to that which influenced his painting heroes, Sir Kiffin Williams and John Blockley, and provides the source of his own inspiration.

David is a Director of the Black Mountains Circle of artists and was the founding chairman of “Made in Monmouthshire”, a not for profit co-operative of artists and makers.