David studied at the Central School of Art & Design in London where he graduated in Fine Art, Painting in 1973. He taught at St Martin’s School of Art in London for ten years before returning to the South West. He has been painting and exhibiting since he left college in 1974.
In his final year as a student at the Central School of Art & Design he worked one evening a week as a voluntary assistant teacher of life painting & drawing at the Workingman’s College in Camden and has been involved in adult education ever since.
From 1974-84 he worked on the evening class programme at St Martin’s School of Art in London. He has also taught on many courses at ARCA colleges such as Missenden Abbey, Urchfont Manor, the Wye Valley Arts Centre and Dillington House.
David works in acrylic, watercolour and oil paint and has worked in pastel and written several books on art techniques. He is a member of the Bath Society of Artists, and the St Ives Society of Artists and has exhibited widely in the South West and London. He lives in Winscombe, and with his wife Ros, teaches painting and drawing at The Art Shed.
1973-74 Institute of Education, London University: ATD
1970-73 Central School of Art & Design, London; Dip A.D. Painting
1969-70 Somerset College of Art, Taunton
2007 Invited to become member of the Bath Society of Artists
2005 Invited to become member of the St Ives Society of Artists
2010 Sidcot Arts Centre, Constructions, drawings
2009 Winscombe Farm Studio, North Somerset Arts Week
1984/80/76 Parkway Focus, London NW1; Paintings, Drawing & Collages
1984 Kings of Wessex School, Cheddar; Paintings, Drawings & Collages
1981 Consort Gallery, Imperial College, London; Paintings, Drawings & Collages
Selected Group Exhibitions
2011 Frome Decorative Arts Exhibition, Rook Lane Arts, Frome, Somerset
2011 Artmill Gallery, Plymouth, St Ives Society of Artists
2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 Bath Society of Artists, Annual Exhibition, Victoria Art Gallery 2008 jgallery, Moulton, Northamptonshire, 2nd Open Spring Exhibition 29th March - 25th April
2007 South West Academy, Open Exhibition, Clifford Fishwick Gallery, Exeter 17th - 27th July
2007 Winscombe Farm Studio, North Somerset Arts Week, 4th - May 13th
2006 Grant Bradley Gallery, Bristol; Two Artist Show
2006 Hillview Artspace, Wedmore, Somerset Art Weeks - Sept 9th - 18th
2005 St Ives Society of Artists, Festival Exhibition
2005 Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, Prize Exhibition
2005 Bath Society of Artists, Centenary Exhibition
2005 Royal West of England Academy, Second Open Painting Exhibition
2005/2004/200199-96/93/83 Royal West of England Academy, Annual Exhibition
2003 6 Chapel Row Contemporary Art, Bath, "A Couple of Painters"
2002 Hans Price Gallery, Weston-super-Mare, "Body Language"
2002 The Gallery, Sausmarez Manor, Guernsey, C.I. 2001 Bankside Gallery, London, "12 Out Back", paintings by members of an Australian Trek into Corner Country in June 2000
2001 Six Chapel Row Contemporary Art, Bath, "Beyond the Black Stump" paintings from the Australian Outback
2001 Royal West of England Academy, First Open Painting Exhibition
2000 Hotbath Gallery, Bath, "Artists 303", paintings
1999 Nature in Art, Gloucester, "Water", paintings
1999 Six Chapel Row Contemporary Art, "The Call of the Running Tide"
1999 Art Garden, Bristol, Two Painters, Two Sculptors, paintings
1998 Spiral Arm Gallery, Canberra, "Garden in Relief" relief prints
1998 Leigh Court Mansion, Bristol, "Artery Open Exhibition", paintings
1998 Gallery 27, Cork St, London, "Artists 303" paintings
1996 The Leadworks, Bristol, "Artery Artists"
1994 Flowers East, London, "Brought to Book", Artist contributors
1993 Woodspring Museum, Weston Super Mare, "Five Artists"
1991/90/89 Camden Galleries, London, watercolours and drawings
1990 Off Centre Gallery, Bristol, "In Another Medium" w/colours, prints
1989 Bristol Polytechnic, "Cover to Cover", artworks as books
1981 Burgh House, Hampstead, "Contemporary Artists in Camden"
1981 Swiss Cottage Library, London, "The Book, Object & Subject"
1977 Parkway Focus, London, NW1, prints & drawings
Feb 2004 Guest Artist on Swan-Hellenic Cruise down the Amazon. June 2000 Joined Artists' Trek into the Australian Outback with a group of British & Australian artists to celebrate the centenary of the Federation of Australia.
Tate Gallery Library, London. Burges Salmon Solicitors, Bristol.J.D.Wetherspoon plc. Kings of Wessex School, Cheddar. Wedmore Golf Club. Electrografia Museo International, Cuenca, Spain. & private collections in the UK,France, USA, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Australia & Japan.
2011 Article on Paule Vézelay in Art (magazine of the Royal West of England Academy) 2004 Quintet Publishing, "Artists' Questions & Answers, An Introduction to Painting in Acrylic"
1997 Design Eye Ltd, "Painting with Acrylic Workstation"
1996 Harper Collins, London, & North Light Books, Cincinnati: "Pastel Painters' Questions & Answers Book"
1995 Artists' & Illustrators' Magazine, London; Sept issueArticle demonstrating Max Grumbacher water-soluble oil paints
1995 Artists' & Illustrators' Magazine, London; Feb issue article on figure painting
1994 Artists' & Illustrators' magazine, London; May issueArticle on painting from the nude in acrylic
1994 Apple Press, London: "Seeing things Simply"- Figure Painting & Drawing
1994 Penguin Books, London: "Brought to Book" edited by Ian Breakwell & Paul Hammond; short story "Amateur"
1990 Serpent's Tail, London: "Seeing in the Dark" edited by Ian Breakwell & Paul Hammond; short story "American Presence in South Ken"
1988 Extrance 3, Bolton, Lancs; polemic
1984-90 Editor of "The Looker", an art & ideas magazine