I am known as Dave “The Artist”. Cubism is my passion.
I was born in 1945 ( a week after the end of 2nd World War). I was a child born out of an ill-fated wartime romance, which blossomed amidst the carnage of war. My early years were blighted with much upset and emotional pain, which carried over into my adulthood. Yet amidst this childhood turbulence I have always been able to hold a great love from my mother. A love sensitively illustrated in my painting “My Mothers bedroom” .
During the 1960’s I first embarked on my career as an artist, first learning through copying holiday brochures and later studying at Preston School of Art. Here I received a thorough grounding in the discipline of life drawing, which forms the basis of his work today. I say “colour will not work without drawing”.
Later I studied at both Liverpool and Exeter, but found Preston to be my favourite of the three colleges. After leaving college I began to paint in pastel, and returned to travel brochures for my inspiration and to aid me in developing my own distinctive style. After years of pure copying and researching artists such as Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque.
Cubism is my passion, and is instantly recognisable by the angular lines, geometric shapes and two-dimensional forms which make up the composition. I chiefly employ Cubist fundamentals which obey the common rules of Cubism while allowing the imagination to “run amok in an orgy of colour” which is certainly evident in all my paintings. I am a prolific painter and I am finding more commercial success, especially in recent years, but my main aim is to carry Cubism further
“This exciting and dynamic art form has always fascinated and been a source of great inspiration to me”.
I never married, but found devotion and surrendered to my art, and an inner creative world. My creativity continues to blossom within my solitude.
My profound thinking flourishes in solitude and I abhor the permissive society that has brought only derision and decay, an equally profound thinker to me state
‘Liberty without wisdom and virtue is the greatest of all evils’.