About

David Meldrum and Chien Chung-Wei
David Meldrum and Chien Chung-Wei

David Meldrum b.1963

Rather late in life I rediscovered my artistic side.
After a brief stint in the early 1980’s at the National college of Art, Dublin I turned my back on art and got a job in advertising. It took 30 years for me to find my way back to something I didn’t really appreciate when I was young and immature.

I am so glad that I picked up a pencil again and started going to life drawing classes back in 2011. A year later in 2012 I started painting with watercolour for the first time, this was a turning point – suddenly I knew what I wanted to achieve in life and it is still true today – I want to know how much I can improve and how far I can develop as an artist. The journey so far has been incredible.

I have been working as a full-time artist since 2018. I run life drawing classes at a local culture centre in Stockholm. I was born in Dundalk, Ireland, grew up in Malahide. I have lived in London for 5 years and since 1990 I have been a resident of Sweden.

Memberships
I was accepted into the Water Colour Society of Ireland in 2021.
I am a also a member of the Nordic Watercolour Society since 2012

Art Education:

1981: National college of Art – Dublin

2016: EPC Art Course with watercolour master, Chien Chung-Wei – Girona

2012 – present: Self-learning with the aid of DVDs, the internet, books and lots of practice.

Exhibitions 2019

Solo exhibition

Gallery Rääf, Stockholm, Sweden

Group exhibition

ECWS (European Confederation of Watercolour Societies) Haapsalu, Estonia

Exhibitions 2018

Group exhibition

Gallery Movitz, Stockholm together with Tina Thagesson and Daniel Luther

Exhibitions 2017 Solo exhibitions

Fylgia solicitors summer exhibition, Stockholm, Sweden.

Group exhibitions

ArtQuest Gallery, Paimpol, France.

ECWS (European Confederation of Watercolour Societies) Salamanca, Spain.

Nordic Art Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden.

Exhibitions 2016 Solo exhibitions

Galleri T, Stockholm, Sweden.

Art Hall (Konsthallen) Gallery, Stockholm Sweden.

Group exhibitions

Edsvik Art Hall – Watercolour exhibition (Jury), Edsvik, Sweden.

Väsby Art Hall – Watercolour exhibition (Jury), Upplands Väsby, Sweden.

ATG Art Society – Autumn exhibition, Solvalla, Sweden.

Exhibitions 2015 Group exhibitions

Väsby Art Hall – Watercolour exhibition (Jury), Upplands Väsby, Sweden.

ATG Art Society – Autumn exhibition, Solvalla, Sweden.

My Artist Statement:

My goal is to reach a level of skill where my brush strokes are fluid and instinctive.