HELLO

and welcome 

David has been a keen observer of people all his life, recording and interpreting his observations in drawings, paintings and writing. He is one of the UK's leading portrait and figure painters, with work in many private and public collections, including that of the National Portrait Gallery, London.

After a foundation year at Northampton he went on to Liverpool College of Art to study painting, but dropped out after just one term. In his twenties he spent almost ten years in Japan, funding a three-year course at Sophia University by teaching English as a foreign language. He returned to the UK as an illustrator with his young family, painting portraits of friends and family in his spare time. Since those early days he has painted people from all walks of life and had solo exhibitions in Bath and London. He set up Bath Artists' Studios in 1996 and had a studio there for many years before moving to Devizes, where he now lives and works.

"Anyone can draw - it's ideas that matter. Have you got anything to say, and is it worth saying?"

Eddie Phillips, art teacher Wellingborough Grammar School

Ken Dodd National Portrait Gallery

PORTRAITS

Seated Figure

THE FIGURE

The Widcombe Studio

INTERIORS

Spilt Milk

STILL LIFES

CONTACT DETAILS

For enquiries about commissions, studio visits, exhibitions, workshops, tutoring or talks please use this form or the email address below.

St John's Street, Devizes SN10 1BN

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A member of The Royal Society of Portrait Painters and New English Art Club

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