David is a landscape painter from the UK, working with Watercolours and water-based media. He was elected a member of the prestigious Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours (RI) in 2011, winning awards at the 2012 and 2014 RI exhibitions.
He has exhibited widely and taken part in many selected, group and solo exhibitions.
David is passionate about watercolour, with its fluidity and uncontrollable nature and each time he begins a new painting he asks himself: ‘how can I use this medium to convey a feeling for the moods and atmosphere of the landscape in front of me’.
David creates representational paintings which do not look contrived or deliberate, while keeping a fairly abstract feel to both the marks and the composition. Painting many of his works en-plein-air helps with this process because it involves working quickly and fairly simply. To reproduce the feeling of painting in the open air, David uses exactly the same materials and methods when he is painting in the studio.
David’s whole approach is about experimenting, learning and developing as a painter with the idea to consistently push the water-based medium as far as he can.
Big clouds, watercolour, 37x42cm