ELECTED IN 1994
Born in London of a Welsh father and Scots mother, David Humphreys
was evacuated to Corris in Wales during the blitz. He studied fine
art under Victor Pasmore and Richard Hamilton. Collections include
Arts Council of Great Britain, National Library Wales, UK Government
Art Collection, Universities of London, Leeds, Leicester and Bristol.
“Late one spring I
was walking near St Davids and coming to the bend of a hidden road,
came across a group of workers – men and women who had come to
Pembrokeshire for the potato harvest. They were itinerant easy-going
people who had set up camp at Clegyr Boia in vans and tents and
I was all the time
reading the Mabinogion and the two worlds danced as one, the hedges
flush with oak and broom and meadowsweet, furnishing many a bride of
flowers for the Potato Gatherers – and spirits hovered overhead.
The Season came and went – and with it the spirits of this Magic land, the yellow’d grasses greening as their footfall faded.”