David Atkins

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I studied painting at some of Britain’s finest art schools including St. Martin’s School of Art and Winchester School of Art, gaining a 1st Class Honours Degree in painting in 1986. The tradition of landscape painting has always been at the heart of my painting and drawing. Painting in the landscape means I’m always faced with a subject that continually changes and transforms throughout the time I’m there and I find this so inspiring. The weather too plays a very important part and can change what may be a dull scene into a place of sublime beauty. I work fast and will rework an entire painting in order to capture these dramatic changes. I taught art for over twenty years as a part time lecturer in both London and Bournemouth. I have continually exhibited my work and have been included in many solo and group exhibitions in the UK. I now show with the Thackeray Gallery and Fairfax Galleries who keep me very busy. I have won several awards and prizes including the Horan prize for painting at the NEAC and the Façade International prize for painting at the Discerning Eye Exhibition. I was recently awarded the Baltic Exchange Prize for painting at the Mall Galleries in London.