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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.

The Ashdown, Rye Bay and Norfolk New Paintings


David Atkins says of his paintings:

‘As a painter, a familiar place can offer so much more to me as not only is it imbued with memories, but it holds the challenge of finding fresh inspiration. It also grants me a certain amount of freedom and confidence to respond in a more wholehearted and intuitive manner. My inquiry can go deeper as I work to find ways to express an emotional response to my subject.   I use colours and marks with daring and find ways to convey aspects of light, mood, atmosphere, and space.

What does become clear in my visits to the Ashdown Forest, Camber Sands, and Rye harbour is the joy I find there whilst painting. Being out there in the elements, experiencing a breath-taking view or a wide-open beach is something that brings me to life. I know that the many people I meet when painting also delights in and share this experience.’

-David Atkins 2022

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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