Observations of a London Commuter – David Fawcett

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October 2017
About This Project

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

Enquiries: Please email Sophie – sok@strategyinternational.co.uk

The Defenceless Baguette

Acrylic on canvas

60 x 50cm

Quiet Fart

Acrylic on canvas

60 x 50cm

Charles trying to be flirtatious

Acrylic on canvas

60 x 50cm

Telling my boss a few home truths

Acrylic on canvas

60 x 50cm

Buying my first work suit with mum

Acrylic on canvas

50 x60cm

Watching my brief case slowly sink

Acrylic on canvas

50 x60cm

60 x 50cm

Norman made a very perceptive comment about Brexit on
the escalator

Acrylic on canvas

50 x60cm

Two passengers listening to Status Quo

Acrylic on canvas

50 x60cm

Thinking about early retirement

Acrylic on canvas

50 x60cm

Dozing on the District Line (framed 55 x 55)

Acrylic on canvas

50 x 50cm

 

Assorted tie stains

Acrylic on canvas
50 x 60cm

(framed 65 x 75 on board)

Loud kids on the platform

Acrylic on canvas

50 x 60cm

Thinking about my long term future

Acrylic on canvas

50 x 60 cm

Simon being unusually assertive

Acrylic on canvas

60 x 60 cm

 

Man watching a mouse

Acrylic on canvas

60 x 50 cm

Feeling good in my dry cleaned suit

Acrylic on canvas

70 x 60 cm

I suddenly lost the will to go back to the office

Acrylic on canvas

70 x 60cm

Tube Strike

Acrylic on canvas

60 x 70 cm

 

Before the big meeting

Acrylic on canvas

60 x 70cm

Delayed commuters with pigeon

Acrylic on canvas

70 x 70 cm

I quickly realised that John knows absolutely nothing about football

Acrylic on canvas

70 x 70cm

Paperjam

Acrylic on canvas

70 x 70cm

 

Me and the man I always say “morning”

Acrylic on canvas

70 x 70cm

Working from home

Acrylic on canvas

70 x 70cm

Taxi driver telling me what he thinks about Brexit, Donald Trump and Arsene Wenger

Acrylic on canvas

60 x 70cm

Stop this cruelty now

Acrylic on canvas

60 x 70cm

 

A random selection of commuters

Acrylic on canvas

60 x 70cm

Joyce with her leaving present

Acrylic on canvas

70 x 70cm

The confident member

Acrylic on canvas

70 x 60cm

I never took Maureen’s stapler without asking again

Acrylic on canvas

70 x 60cm

 

We often have a quick kick about after a board meeting

Acrylic on canvas

80 x 70cm

Taking no interest in Maureen’s wedding photos

Acrylic on canvas

70 x 70cm

“You’ll have to speak up John I’m passing a load of Hare Krishnas”

Acrylic on canvas

70 x 80cm

“I wish Douglas wouldn’t persist in doing that dance move in front of the secretaries”

Acrylic on canvas

70 x 80cm

New tie for Christmas

Acrylic on canvas

80 x 70cm

Tone Deaf Busker

Acrylic on canvas

80 x 70cm

Reluctantly going to the Gym

Acrylic on canvas

105 x 74cm

Feeling self- conscious in my new bobble hat

Acrylic on canvas
90 x 60cm (framed 98 x 69)

Green Park

Acrylic on canvas
105 x 74cm (framed on board)

One hour for lunch

Acrylic on canvas

91 x 91cm

Sometimes I’ll hide behind a tree to avoid walking to the station with Bob

Acrylic on canvas

76 x102cm