David Williams-Ellis started sculpting as a child and acquired his professional training working as an apprentice in Florence and Carrara. Notably influenced by his classical and romantic traditions, David is best known for his representations of the human form. David has worked on a large number of prestigious commissions, both private and public, and his work has been exhibited and collected worldwide. He lives and works between Cumbria, Wales and London.

1959 Born
1977-78 Florence - studied drawing with Signorina Nerina Simi

apprentice with Florentine woodcarvers
1978-80 Awarded the Elizabeth T. Greenshield Foundation Award
Enabling work and study with the marble craftsmen of Carrara
1981-84 Sir John Cass School of Art
1993 Elected member of Royal Cambrian Academy
Today, David lives and works in Wales and Cumbria

Solo Exhibitions include

1988 The Cadogan Contemporary Gallery, London
1990 Contemporary Sculpture Centre, Tokyo, Japan.
1993 Oriel Plas, Glyn-y-Weddw, Wales
The Deities, Tatsumi Collection, St. James, London
1995 Sladmore Gallery, London
1996 La Cymaise, Paris
1998 Albany Gallery, Cardiff, Wales
1999 The Cadogan Contemporary Gallery, London
The Bank of Ireland, Dublin
2003 Robert Bowman Gallery, London
2005 XVA Gallery, Dubai, U.A.E.
2006 The Albany Gallery, Cardiff
Villa D'Este, Como, Italy
2007 The Rarity Gallery, Mykonos, Greece
Oriel Plas Glyn-y-Weddw
2008 The Secret Garden Exhibition, Dublin

Private and Public Works include

1986 Life Size bronze eagle for C. Hoare & Co., The Strand, London
1991 Arethusa, Scone Palace, Perth
1993 Deities - six life size bronze sculptures for private collection in Kobe, Japan;
Acrobats, Okayama Ladies College, Okayama, Japan
1997 Odysseus and Penelope, Yamane, Japan
2000 Grotto Figures, Nova Scotia, Canada
2000 The Watcher, Swires Building, Oxford House, Hong Kong
2001 The Sea Maiden, Dalkey, Dublin
Louise I, Oriel Plas, Glyn-y-Weddw
2003 Robin Hood, Series 2, Temple Place, Strand, London
2005 The Guardians - Marshall Wace Headquarters - Adelphi Building, London
2007 Mother and Child - N.S.P.C.C., Liverpool.
2008 The Guru, Skandavale Temple, Carmarthen
2009 Ray Gravell, Scarlets Stadium, Llanelli
2009 The Nubian Girl - Private Commission
2010 The Sentinels - Private Commission
2010 Macquette of the Wine Maidens - Private Commission
2011 Leapers - Commissioned by IFCR Shanghai

Portrait Busts include

1986 Lord Vestey
1987 Henry Harper-Crewe and Lord Vernon, The National Trust
1988 Trevor Clay, The Royal College of Nurses;
Robert Willett
1989 The Hon Edward Fairfax; Major John Charlton; Vincent d'Aguilar;
The Duchess of Abercorn; Ladies Tamara and Edwina Grosvenor
1990 Lord Shuttleworth, The National Trust;
Duncan MacLaren; Otis Ferry
1992 Lord Aberconway, Bodnant House.
Lord Glamis - Glamis Castle
1993 The Lord St. Oswald, Nostell Priorty, The National Trust.
1993 Isaac Ferry
1993 Sir David Butter
1995 Lord Ballyedmond
1996 Simon Cadbury; Desmond Thompson, Queens University, Belfast; Camilla Baring
1997 Sir Richard Brooke; Tara Ferry
Nicholas Durlacher, L.I.F.F.E.
1998 Merlin Ferry
2000 Professor Barry O'Donnell, The Royal College of Surgeons
2001 Lord Soulsby, The Royal College of Irish Surgeons, Dublin;
Gordon Richards, Carlisle Racecourse;
Sir Kyffin Williams, The Royal Cambrian Academy
2004 Sir Denis Rooke, Loughborough University
2006 John Monckton, The Knights of Malta
2007 John Chichester Constable, Burton Constable Hall
2007 Anthony Berry, Berry Brothers Wine Merchants
2011 Henry Hoare for C. Hoare & Co., London