Roger Davies is a contemporary abstract and semi-abstract painter, based in Cheltenham, England. Born 1938 in Neath, South Wales, Roger was educated at Lancing College before attending Swansea Art School 1956-57 and then Chelsea School of Art 1957-61. At Chelsea, he was not only fortunate enough to study under Ceri Richards, Elizabeth Frink, Prunella Clough and Jack Smith, but also painted alongside the likes of Pat Caulfield as fellow students. He also studied privately under Dame Laura Knight.
From 1956 - 1972, Roger was a highly regarded, full time contemporary painter, working from his studio in South Wales and exhibiting both locally and in London, for example at the Young Contemporaries and with numerous paintings selected for the Redfern Summer Exhibition.
A change of direction and personal circumstances in the early 1970s led to Roger taking a long break from painting, but his creative activity remained prolific during this period, with a successful career as an industrial designer, working primarily on armoured fighting vehicles, and 12 years working in silver, during which he produced, among many other items, a ciborium for the church in Llantwit Major, South Wales; the Dean's Scholars choristers' medallions for Llandaff Cathedral; and a ceremonial silver and jewelled assegai for H.M Goodwill Zwelethini - the King of the Zulus. He also produced many pieces of sculptural jewellery.
After a number of years running his own gallery for contemporary ceramics, jewellery and crafts, Roger returned full time to his art in 1997. Now painting full time from his studio in Cheltenham, England, Roger Davies holds a body of work for sale at his studio, exhibits in galleries in England and Wales and takes commissions directly.
He can be contacted on +44 (0)1242 515 208 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
|Earlier Career Exhibitions
Young Contemporaries, London
Howard Roberts Gallery, Cardiff
Turner Gallery, Penarth
South Wales Group (Arts Council Prize 1963)
Dillwyn (Attic) Gallery, Swansea
Bristol Arts Centre
South Wales Group - Many Galleries
Various other Galleries in England & Wales
Albany Gallery, Cardiff
Martin Tinney Gallery, Cardiff
Kooywood Gallery, Cardiff
Thomas Plunkett Gallery, St Albans
Montpellier Gallery, Stratford-upon-Avon
Hadfield Fine Art, Cheltenham
The Gardens Gallery, Cheltenham - One
Works in Public & Private Collections, including:
Welsh Arts Council
Contemporary Arts Society, Wales
National Library of Wales
University of Wales
Neath/Port Talbot Borough Council