DAVID GOULD was born in London in 1947 and studied painting at the Gloucestershire and Royal Colleges of Art, where he gained an M. Art (RCA) in 1972. After one year as an Abbey Major Scholar at the British School in Rome in 1972-73, he went on to teach at the Byam Shaw, Cardiff and other Schools of Art, and was Director of the Foundation Course in Art and Design there from 1992 to 2008. He is now retired, lives in Cardiff,  is a member of the Bute Street Artists Studio Group in Cardiff and has a studio  in the Bay Art studio/gallery  building there.

He is a full time practising painter and has exhibited work regularly, in both group and solo exhibitions in Wales, London, and elsewhere. He has twice won prizes for his work at the “Discerning Eye” Exhibition in London.

His work includes painting directly from landscape and still life subjects in oil, watercolour and acrylic, and more experimental abstract and representational pieces in low relief, which cast and combine forms from a range of natural and man made things and historical sources.

He is represented by  the Kooywood Gallery in Cardiff,  and the online agencies gofigurative.com and ArTbridge.biz. Most of the works shown here are available for sale or exhibition.
BORN London, 1947

1965-69 Gloucestershire College of Art, Cheltenham. Dip AD in Painting
1969-72 Royal College of Art, London. M. Art (RCA) in Painting
1972-73 Abbey Major Scholarship to Rome

1974-75 Junior Lecturer Fellowship in Painting, Cardiff College of Art
1975-80 Head of Foundation, Byam Shaw School of Art, London
1981 Part time Lecturer in Fine Art, Cardiff Institute of Higher Education
1982 Full time Lecturer in Foundation Studies, Cardiff Institute of Higher Education
1992-2008 Director, Foundation Course in Art and Design, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff

1978 Midland Group, Nottingham
1980 Spirit of London, Whitechapel Open
1982 Summer Show 1, Serpentine Gallery, London
Sainsbury’s “Images for Today”
1985 Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff (One Man Show)
1986 Y Bont Gallery, Polytechnic of Wales (One Man Show)
1989 St. Davids Hall, Cardiff (One Man Show)
Buxton Museum and Art Gallery (One Man Show)
Completed series of 3 murals commissioned by South
Glamorgan County Council for new Headquarters in Cardiff
1991 Y Bont Gallery, Polytechnic of Wales (One Man Show)
Black Bull Gallery, London (One Man Show)
1993 St. Davids Hall, Cardiff (One Man Show)
Royal West of England Academies, Bristol (with 56 Group Wales)
1994 Sunday Times Watercolour Competition
Libramont Art Fair, Belgium (with 56 Group Wales)
1995 Laing Landscape Painting Competition, Cardiff and London
Sunday Times Watercolour Competition
Old Library, Cardiff (with 56 Group Wales)
Blue Gallery, London
1996 Oriel Gallery, London (One Man Show)
Sunday Times Watercolour Competition
Thompson’s Gallery, London
Turner House Gallery, Penarth (with 56 Group Wales)
1997 Cardiff Bay Arts Trust
Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum (with 56 Group Wales)
St. Davids Hall, Cardiff (with 56 Group Wales)
1998 Cardiff Bay Arts Trust
Atrium Bookshop, London  (One Man Show)
2002 The Affordable Arts Fair, London
Bay Art, Cardiff
The Discerning Eye, London
2003 Adam Gallery, Penarth (One Man Show)
Bay Art, Cardiff
2004 Mission Gallery, Swansea
The Discerning Eye, London
(Humphries Purchase Prize Winner)
2005 Bay Art (two person  show with Carol Hiles)
The Discerning Eye, London
(Wales Regional Prize Winner)
2006 Campden Gallery , Chipping Campden
The Discerning Eye, London
2007 The Discerning Eye, London
2008 The Discerning Eye, London
2009 Sunday Times Watercolour Competition
The Discerning Eye, London
2010 Sunday Times Watercolour Competition
The Discerning Eye, London
Kooywood Gallery, Cardiff
“Real”, London
2010 Sunday Times Watercolour Competition
2011 Kooywood Gallery, Cardiff
Hay Hill Gallery, London  (one man show)
Artworkhouse Gallery, Abergavenny (one man show)
2012 DRAWING MMX2 , Howard Gardens Gallery, Cardiff
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
Royal West of England Academy Autumn  Exhibition
“Open Books”, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth
2013 Kooywood Gallery, Cardiff
Cork Street Open Exhibition, London
Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London
“Open Books”, Bay Art Gallery, Cardiff, Hangzhou, China
Lumen Prize Exhibition, Cardiff, New York,
2014 Art Gemini Prize Exhibition, London (highly commended)
Lumen Prize Exhibition, London, Hong Kong
“Open Books”, Shanghai, Brisbane, Canberra
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
Hay Hill Gallery, London,
“All Coherence Gone”, Bay Art, Cardiff
2015 Cardiff Business Technology Centre  (one man show)
“Still Life Ambiguous Practices”, Aberystwyth School of Art
“Still Life” The Art Stable
“Its Own Beauty”, Hearth Gallery, Cardiff
2016 Kooywood Gallery, Cardiff
Art Gemini Prize Exhibition, London
The Discerning Eye Triforium Exhibition, London
The Discerning Eye  2016, London
“By Invitation”,  Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy
2017 Lynn Painter Stainers Prize Exhibition, London
London Group Open Exhibition,
“Open Books”, Chu-Griffis Asian Art Gallery, Connecticut College, USA

Member of Butetown Artists