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Dai Wynn

Dai Wynn

Eaglemont, Victoria

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Some of my friends wonder why I have changed my name from David to Dai. The short answer is that I haven’t. My parents, sisters and immediate family always used Dai (but pronounced “day”) as a short form of David — a nickname if you like. However, it appears that the Welsh adopted the name "Dai” (pronounced “die”) as a short form of Dafydd (pronounced “Dahveth”) the patron saint of Wales and also known as St David just across Offa’s Dyke.

Why Wales? Well the name “Wynn” means fair-skinned or white in the Welsh language and my ancestors were certainly from around those parts (others were from Ireland and Cornwall, but paid full fare to sail to Australia. None was transported in chains I might add). Dafydd, being the Welsh version of David, comes from Hebrew where it means “beloved”.

I thought that it would be cool to distinguish between Dr David C Wynn the electrical and telecommunications engineer, and Dai Wynn the artist. It was originally intended to avoid the perception that an engineer, being left-brained, would not have a creative bone in his body, while the right-brained artist would be barely able to count to three, let alone write a 300-page PhD thesis on advanced applied mathematics. In fact, it’s probably caused a small amount of confusion. Oh well.

I have always drawn and painted, but have never really been able to follow a professional path which combined the two. During my early electrical engineering studies, I did some painstakingly detailed drawings of machinery and my lecture notes were beautifully written in copperplate script. I was also the person to paint the band’s name on the base drum skin, write the invitation to the annual ball, or to inscribe the inventors’ initials on the aluminium housing of the newest solid state car ignition widget. Perhaps I should have been an industrial designer or an architect, but many in those professions are not engineers and are not expected to design something which actually works or stands up or is even able to be built. Quite frustrating.

My paintings in watercolours on fine papers and oils on stretched canvas are realistic pictorial records of my travels around the world. The artworks depict visually attractive locations in England, Scotland, Denmark, Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland, Canada, China, New Zealand and Australia. My paintings can be found in private collections in Canada, USA, China, France, England and Australia. I have also been commissioned to paint the portraits of several prominent Australians and have twice entered portraits in the prestigious Archibald Prize.

In early 2014, I moved my studio to Eaglemont, at the foot of Mount Eagle, the birthplace in 1888 of the Heidelberg School of Art. This group, latterly called "Australian Impressionists", comprised such iconic names as Frederick McCubbin, Arthur Streeton, Tom Roberts, Charles Conder, Walter Withers, Louis Abrahams and Jane Sutherland. These artists chose to paint "en plein air" and many of their famous works were painted in Eaglemont.

 

Swiss Glacier by Dai Wynn

 

Budapest in Spring by Dai Wynn

 

Fondamenta Malvasia, Rio S Maurizio by Dai Wynn

 

Rio San Maurizio Venice by Dai Wynn

 

Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris by Dai Wynn

 

Wakatipu Poplar in Autumn by Dai Wynn

 

Blue Mediterranean Morning by Dai Wynn

 

Duernstein on the Danube in Austria by Dai Wynn

 

Tapeka Beach Russell Bay of Islands NZ by Dai Wynn

 

Afternoon at Port St Mary on the Isle of Man by Dai Wynn

 

Lake Wanaka Morning Reflections by Dai Wynn

 

Darebin Waterfall by Dai Wynn

 

Como on Lake Como Lombardy Italy by Dai Wynn

 

Apple Blossom Aquarelle by Dai Wynn

 

Darebin Boulder and Gumtree by Dai Wynn

 

Positano Acquarello by Dai Wynn

 

Mediterranean Evening Clouds by Dai Wynn

 

Maiori Evening Clouds by Dai Wynn

 

The Valley at Sunset by Dai Wynn

 

Positano on the Amalfi Coast of Italy by Dai Wynn

 

Duomo di Asolo by Dai Wynn

 

Rue du Pirou in Thiers France by Dai Wynn

 

Eglise Notre Dame de Lorette Paris by Dai Wynn

 

Amalfi Village at Dusk by Dai Wynn

 

Darebin Creek in Flood by Dai Wynn

 

Burnt Stump in Lane Cove National Park by Dai Wynn

 

Apple Tree Creek at Bobbin Head by Dai Wynn

 

Sacre Coeur atop Montmartre in Paris by Dai Wynn

 

Chateau d Eau Montmartre by Dai Wynn

 

Valentine Rose 2017 by Dai Wynn

 

Mullum Mullum Creek Rocks by Dai Wynn

 

Year of the Rooster 2017 by Dai Wynn

 

Museum of Tanneries in Maringues France by Dai Wynn

 

Via Browning in Asolo Veneto Italy by Dai Wynn

 

La Petite France in Strasbourg by Dai Wynn

 

Il Vigneto by Dai Wynn

 

Bearded Elf on Skis by Dai Wynn

 

Lane Cove Burnt Stump by Dai Wynn

 

Paris Pont Aleandre 3 on the Seine by Dai Wynn

 

Sunlit Waterfalls in the Blue Mountains by Dai Wynn

 

Bondi Beach on Monday by Dai Wynn

 

Katoomba Falls and Escarpment Blue Mountains by Dai Wynn

 

Twin gumtrees in the Lane Cove National Park by Dai Wynn

 

An Afternoon Walk along a Lane Cove Track by Dai Wynn

 

Afternoon beside the Lane Cove River by Dai Wynn

 

A rose in Benalla Botanic Gardens by Dai Wynn

 

Via Browning Asolo Italy by Dai Wynn

 

Calf of Man from Cregneash Heritage Village by Dai Wynn