Dai’s education and career before becoming an artist
Dai has always drawn and painted since early childhood. He was an A-grade student and at age six, wanted to be an electrical engineer. After a state primary and private secondary education, he studied electrical engineering at technical college and university. He graduated first class honours and went on to gain a Doctor of Philosophy from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.. His thesis researched Microwave Field Theory.
He worked in various electrical power engineering roles prior to, and during, his tertiary studies. He began his early post-doctoral career in Paris, France in aerospace, designing satellite antennae. Dai then specialised in IT, telecommunications, mainframe computers and communications consulting.
The French and Welsh Connections
Naturally, Dai and his wife both speak and write French sufficiently well to fool natives for about 15 minutes.
Wynn is a Welsh name (white) and Dai is a contraction of Dafydd (David). While his immediate family has always called him “Dai” (pronounced “day”), on morphing from engineer to artist, Dr David Wynn is now more commonly known as Dai Wynn (pronounced “die”). Of course, you can’t take the engineer out of the man, so here he is constructing an e-commerce website for his artworks.
Dai’s exposure to Wales was limited to a week in North Wales several years ago.
However, as the reader will have noticed, a great number of Dai’s artworks illustrate French urban and provincial landscapes. Regular visits are made to Dai’s former work colleagues in Toulouse, now the centre of aerospace activities, with additional forays into Brittany, Languedoc, Alsace, Haute de Savoie, the Périgord, the Auvergne, Provence, Bordeaux, as well as the Île de France and Paris.
As well as Australia, Dai has travelled extensively in New Zealand, Indonesia, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Canada, America, Italy, Spain, Andorra, England, Scotland, Wales, The Isle of Man, The Netherlands, Denmark, Austria, Germany, Sweden, and Switzerland. His artworks depict his impressions of the landscapes of these places.
Dai Wynn Artist Mission Statement
His mission is to enrich people’s lives by capturing and sharing the world’s beauty as viewed during his travels. He strives to create an uplifting viewer experience in his realist paintings, echoing his own joy as he captures natural ephemera for posterity in the form of realist, unpretentious and affordable oil and watercolour paintings, easily purchased online and inexpensively shipped by post.
Exhibitions and Shows
Linden Postcard Show 2019: Group show for “postcard” (10 inches by 8 inches = 25.4 cm by 20.32 cm) artwork. Acland Street, St Kilda.
Various group art shows in Shanghai, Camberwell, Brighton, Mornington, Berwick, St Kilda, Brunswick.
Contact Dai Wynn
location: At the foot of Mount Eagle, birthplace in 1888 of the famous Heidelberg School of Art