Dick Chappell b.1954
Born in Derbyshire in 1954, Dick Chappell trained at Goldsmith’s College of Art, London before moving to Wales in 1988. He taught Painting and Art Theory for many years and throughout this time continued to paint and exhibit in Wales and London.
He lives above the Clydach Valley adjacent to the post industrial landscape between Brynmawr and Blaenavon . The dramatic character of this landscape is, together with the coastlines of the southwest, a major influence on his painting.
The paintings present a personal vision rooted in the landscape and the history of the genre
The Contemporary Art Society for Wales
Glynn Vivian Museum and Art Gallery, Swansea
Brecknock Museum and Art Gallery