David Atkins ‘The Ashdown & Rye Bay’ – Tunbridge Wells Gallery

     29th October – 11th November 2022

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. 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.

‘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 breathtaking 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


original painting

‘September Morning Light, Camber’  Oil on Board 66 x 71cm  (Framed 86 x 91cm) £3,795


original painting

A Beautiful Day in Early Autumn’  Oil on Board 66 x 61 cm (framed 86 x 81 cm)  £3795



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