David Fawcett

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D Contemporary is very happy to present

Observations of a London Commuter – David Fawcett

20th October – 2nd November

Monday – Saturday | 11am – 6pm

Private View: 19th October – 6:30 – 9pm

RSVP – sok@strategyinternational.co.uk

English artist based  in Tunbridge Wells

A note from the artist.

I’ve drawn a lot of inspiration from working in London and this exhibition represents a collection of my paintings based on my working life. Commuting and working in an office, going to see clients, travelling on the tube – all these aspects of my life have provided me with great subject matter for paintings. I rely on my visual memory when I paint so all of my work is really a loose representation of what I see. The other dimension to my painting is that I often try and find a humorous theme or narrative to the image. The title is a very important element in conveying this and I enjoy trying to work out the wording to maximise the overall effect of the painting.

I am self-taught and have developed my painting style over the last twenty-five years or so. I always work in acrylic and try and paint every day if I can. In terms of the actual painting – colour harmonisation is probably the key thing I strive for in every work. When I first started painting seriously I would keep a sheet and my paints behind the settee and as soon as the kids had gone to bed, get all my gear out and paint lying on the living room floor. With the onset of middle age and a dodgy back, I have moved off the floor and now use an easel.

I have exhibited in a number of galleries over the years. My paintings have been used for greeting cards, a postcard at the Royal Academy, an album cover, concert poster, a cover for a law book, a shop window display for a major high street retailer in the West End and Convent Garden and also for designs on a number of products of a major high street retailer.

Selection of works on display

A Random Selection of Commuters

Malcolm made a very perceptive comment about Brexit on the escalator

Paper Jam