David Sawyer RBA

David Sawyer RBA

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Born 19th July 1961 in London
Grew up in Margate Kent
Studied Fine Art at Canterbury College of Art.
30 May 2004 Elected to RBA

Commentary on Work

I would describe myself as a modern British Impressionist, working within the tradition of landscape painting. I am mainly interested in architectural subjects and the effect of light in revealing the nature of its structure and creating a mood or atmosphere. The subject matter I paint encompasses Mediterranean landscapes to London’s urban skyline. My principal medium is oil paint although I also use watercolour as a means of exploring ideas and making preparatory studies. Much of my work, at this time, is on a larger scale as it is increasingly more studio based, using drawings and photographic reference and occasionally small oil studies made in situ.
Generally, I have 5-6 main paintings that I am working on in my studio at one time, as ideas and elements, that I am exploring, move between one piece to another. If I am unhappy with a picture, I will leave it untouched and unseen for a while. Usually on returning to it later, problems can be resolved seeing it in a fresh light. I work between a small studio space in London, where I formulate my ideas and a larger studio in South West France, where I generally paint my larger pictures.

Exhibitions and Galleries

Royal Society of British Artists
Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour
New English Arts Club
Royal Society of Marine Artists

Awards

Royal Automobile Club, Centenary Art Prize (2011)
The Arts Club Prize at the RBA 2010 Exhibition
The Artists Magazine Prize at the RBA 2009 exhibition.
The Education Purchase Prize at the RBA 2006 exhibition.
The Daler-Rowney Award at the RBA 2005 exhibtion.
The Katherine William-Powlett Memorial Award in 1997 for a Watercolour at the 50th Anniversary Exhibition
Chelsea Arts Society. Chelsea Old Town Hall, London
The de Laszlo Medal at the RBA 2012 exhibition



Status: For sale. Title: The Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford Price: £1,850.00
Title : The Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford
Size : 12.00" x 16.00"
Medium : Oil
Price : £1,850.00
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The Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford by David Sawyer RBA



Status: For sale. Title: St Mary the Virgin, Oxford Price: £1,400.00
Title : St Mary the Virgin, Oxford
Size : 14.00" x 6.00"
Medium : Oil
Price : £1,400.00
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St Mary the Virgin, Oxford by David Sawyer RBA



Status: For sale. Title: The green dome San Piccolo, Venice Price: £1,500.00
Title : The green dome San Piccolo, Venice
Size : 6.00" x 16.00"
Medium : Oil
Price : £1,500.00
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The green dome San Piccolo, Venice by David Sawyer RBA



Status: For sale. Title: Dappled light, Venice Price: £1,500.00
Title : Dappled light, Venice
Size : 6.00" x 13.00"
Medium : Oil
Price : £1,500.00
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Dappled light, Venice by David Sawyer RBA



Status: For sale. Title: Reflections, the setting sun, Venice Price: £1,650.00
Title : Reflections, the setting sun, Venice
Size : 8.00" x 14.00"
Medium : Oil
Price : £1,650.00
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Reflections, the setting sun, Venice by David Sawyer RBA



Status: For sale. Title: Rhodes, gateway to the sea Price: £1,450.00
Title : Rhodes, gateway to the sea
Size : 8.00" x 10.00"
Medium : Oil
Price : £1,450.00
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Rhodes, gateway to the sea by David Sawyer RBA



Status: For sale. Title: Sunset, the Grand Canal, Venice Price: £1,500.00
Title : Sunset, the Grand Canal, Venice
Size : 6.00" x 16.00"
Medium : Oil
Price : £1,500.00
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Sunset, the Grand Canal, Venice by David Sawyer RBA



Contact

  • Contemporary: Amanda Noott
    10 The Green, Broadway, Worcestershire WR12 7AA
    Telephone 01386 858969/858436
    Email: bm@john-noott.com

 

  • 19th & 20th Century: John Noott
    Telephone 01386 852787
    Email jon@john-noott.com By appointment only
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