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Inside the Mall Galleries, London


selected group shows

Over the past 40 years, David has exhibited his work in a multitude of group and solo exhibitions up and down the country. These days he likes to keep life simple and, with the odd exception, only exhibits locally.

Mall Galleries 2019

a chair lying on its side under a spotlight
a painting of a tailor

Royal Society of Portrait Painters

Mall Galleries, London


A selection of portraits of the well-known and lesser-known by members and non-members of the Society

people queuing outside a bank

Bath Society of Artists

Victoria Art Gallery, Bath


A selection of work by members and non-members

Artist David Hockney painting a landscape

The New English Art Club

Mall Galleries, London


A selection of figurative work across genres by members and non-members of the NEAC.

Group exhibitions


David exhibits annually with The Royal Society of Portrait Painters and the New English Art Club and occasionally in other group shows such as The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. Sign up for the newsletter to receive details of when and where.


Click here for solo exhibitions 

a kabuki actor posing with a sword

The Royal West of England Academy

RWA, Bristol


A selection of figurative and abstract work in two and three dimensions by members and non-members of the RWA.

David Cobley in a grey T-shirt, hands on hips against an orange square

The Royal Academy

Burlington House, London


Small paintings of interiors 2001, 2002, 2003

a self-portrait of David Cobley with a lamp in the background

The BP Portrait Award

National Portrait Gallery, London


Shortlisted 1989, selected 1995

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