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David Atkins artist information:

The Fairfax Gallery has been privileged to work with David Atkins exhibiting his paintings since our opening Exhibition in 1995, closely following his success with critics and collectors alike over the years. David’s confident painterly use of oils marks him out as an artist with a future as vibrant as his paintings.

St Martins School of Art Winchester  – First Class Honours in Fine Art     Winner of the 2000 Discerning Eye -‘ Facade International Prize’

Also, a finalist in the 2001 & 2002 Discerning Eye awards, held at the Mall Galleries, London & 2003 NEAC exhibition at Mall Galleries, London. Artist David Atkins’ Paintings are produced with vigour and intuitiveness, allowing the process of working and reworking to consolidate the truthful response of the subject.


4th – 18th May 2024 Burnham Market

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David Atkins says of his paintings:

This new body of work has been made over the past year with my most recent visit in early spring.


Working in the places familiar to me I have throughout the seasons responded intuitively to the weather, light and the space of what’s in front of me.  Each season for me contains a particular feeling and this I think finds its way into the work.  Autumn offers such rich, deep colours and dramatic skies.  Winter is a challenge with gun metal greys and silver light. Summer was a joy being on the beach trying to capture the heat and brightness with day-trippers enjoying the sea, sun and sand.  I waited patiently for the spring before my last visit and delighted in days where colour was returning to the land and sky.  Cobalt blues, hints of pink and splashes of bright yellow combined with the chorus of birds singing in the gentle warmth of lengthening days.

These paintings of Norfolk I hope convey some of the beauty of this place and the continuing inspiration I find here.’

David Atkins 2024

David Atkins has selected a hand-finished contemporary white frame to offset the compositions. The beauty of the original paintings is the rich textural qualities of the oil, which tends to look flat in reproductions.

David Atkins has exhibited with the Fairfax Gallery since its opening exhibition in 1995 at its gallery on The Pantiles

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