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Portfolio for David Williams-Ellis - Commissionaportrait
David Williams-Ellis works in clay and casts in bronze and glass.
His work is exhibited internationally and can be found in private and public collections through out Europe, the Americas and the Far East.
The sculptures are derived mainly from the human figure and although they heve a strong contemporary feel, they recall the romantic power of Rodin or Bourdelle as well as the more classical renaissance tradition of Italy where David trained.
Over the past 20 years, Davids work has attained a new balance and a reflective serenity. Where he often captured an ethereal lightness in his figures, they now seem also to embrace a more robust physical, even earthy senuousness. The heads, busts and nudes that were the basis of David's work have evolved into a number of magnificent life-sized commissions for a variety of private and corporate patrons.
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||1972-77 Studied Stowe
1977-78 Florence - Studied with Signorina Nerina Simi
Part time apprentice with Florentine woodcarvers
Elizabeth T. Greenshield Foundation enabled me to studied at Pietrasanta for 18 months carving marble.
1981-84 Returned to England and studied part-time at the Sir John Cass School of Art under Clive Duncan
1993 Elected member of Royal Cambrian Academy
||1979 - Elizabeth T. Greenshield Foundation
||Selected from a long list of notable commissions;
1986 - Lord Vestey
1987 - Henry Harper-Crewe & Lord Vernon - The National Trust
1988 - Trevor Clay - The Royal College of Nurses
1989 - Robert Willet; The Hon. Edward Fairfax: Major John Charlton: Vincent d'Aguilar
The Duchess of Abercorn;
1990 Lord Shuttleworth - The National Trust
Duncan MacLaren: Otis Ferry
1992 - Lord Aberconway
1993 - Lord St. Oswald - The National Trust
Sir David Butter
1996 - Simon Cadbury; Desmond Thompson - Queens University, Belfast
1997 - Nicholas Durlacher, L.I.F.F.E.
2000 - Profesor Barry O'Donnell - The Royal College of Surgeons
2001 - Lord Soulsby - The Royal College of Irish Surgeons
Gordon Richards - Carlisle Racecourse
Sir Kyffin Williams - The Royal Cambrian Academy
2004 - Siir Denis Rooke - Loughborough University
2006 - John Monckton - The Knights of Malta
2007 - John Chichester Constable - Burton Constable Hall
2007 - Anthony Berry - Berry Brothers Wine Merchants
2007 - Mother and Child - Hargreaves Centre Liverpool for N.S.P.C.C.
2008 - The Guru - Skandavale Temple, Carmarthen
2008 - Ray Gravell - Scarlets Stadium, Llanelli
||1988 - The Cadogan Contemporary Gallery, London
1990 - Contemporary Sculpture Centre, Tokyo, Japan
1993 - Oriel Plas, Glyn-y-Weddw
1993 - Tatsumi Collection, St. James, London
1995 - Sladmore Gallery, London
1996 - La Cymaise, Paris
1998 - Albany Gallery, Cardiff
1999 - Bank of Ireland, Dublin
2003 - Robert Bowman Gallery, London
2005 - XVA Gallery, Dubai, U.A.E.
2006 - Villa D'Este, Como, Italy
2007 - The Rarity Gallery, Mykonos, Greece
2008 - The Secret Exhibition, Dublin
||I need my sculptures to live and breathe – they have to be powerful with their own energy and movement. My aim is to create art that you want to enjoy and revisit – to experience something new each time. The ability to translate the absolute essence of what I see in other people is paramount to my sculpture.
||Sittings are approximately 3 day sessions of 2-4 hours duration, totalling approximately 25 hours. Sittings are always from life. To be done either at my studio in Cumbria, but will travel by arrangement. Sittings can also be done in London at my house.
Prices quoted are for the standard mediums of oil on canvas and bronze
the case of sculpture).
For other media, prices may vary, please enquire
directly with us for more specific quotes.
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A STUNNING bronze statue of the late Ray Gravell was unveiled at the Parc Y Scarlets stadium in Llanelli yesterday ahead of the opening game of the season.It depicts Gravell in his trademark beard and swashbuckling style of running and stands on a stone
plinth.Unveiling the magnificent 10-ton statue before theScarlets and Leinster game were Ray’s wife anddaughters, Mari, Gwenan and Manon.
World-renowned artist David Williams-Ellis was commissioned to create the commemorative sculpture last June. It now stands guard outside the Castell Howell main south stand in front of the museum and main reception at the new £23m stadium.
Ray’s wife Mari has previously said the statue made her and their daughters feel very
“He was a Scarlet through and through and I can’t think of a more fitting tribute,” she
The former player, broadcaster and actor died in 2007 from a suspected heart attack,
aged 56. He was on holiday with his family in Mallorca.