MEMBER David Sawyer Portrait
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Born in 1961, David is a London based artist who studied at Canterbury College of Art. After graduating in the early 1980's he has worked continually as a fine artist, including a brief period as a scene painter. He is primarily interested in architectural subjects and how light reveals the nature of its structure, as well as creates mood and atmosphere. His favored subject matter encompasses everything from Mediterranean landscapes to the urban skyline of London. While his principal medium is oil paint, he also uses watercolor as a means of exploring ideas and making preparatory studies. David has firmly established himself amongst his contemporaries, and his career as an artist has seen great success. He has exhibited in numerous galleries, in the UK and at the Cross Gate Gallery in the USA. He regularly shows at the Mall Galleries with the Royal Society of British Artists, and has also exhibited with the New English Arts Club, The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour, the Chelsea Art Society, John Noott and Island Fine Arts.

Elected a member of the prestigious Royal Society of British Artists in 2004, David describes himself as a modern British Impressionist, working within the tradition of landscape paintings. He works between a small studio space in London, where he formulates his ideas, and a larger studio in southwest France, where he generally paints his larger pieces and in summer runs painting courses.

  • Pintar Rapido, London 2017 - Professional Artist Category - 3rd Prize
  • The Julian Barrow Memorial Prize 2016 at the 69th Chelsea Arts Society Exhibition
  • The de Laszlo Medal at the RBA 2012 Annual Exhibition
  • 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 exhibition
  • The Katherine William-Powlett Memorial Prize 1997 at the 1997 Chelsea Arts Society 50th Anniversary Exhibition
  • Featured in: Painting Landscapes by Kevin Scully. ISBM-13:9781785003827. 22 March 2018.
  • International Artist Magazine #105, "Derived from Direct Observation". October/November 2015 issue.
  • International Artist Magazine #80, Favourite Subjects, Finalist Award published in International Artist Magazine #96, April/May 2014 issue.
  • Artists and Illustrators Magazine. Featured Artist July 2013.
  • Article: Newspaper, La Depeche du Midi. 1 September 2011.
  • The Artist Magazine. "David Sawyer in conversation with Julian Halsby". ISSN 004-3877, Vol. 124 No. 9 September 2009.
  • Art of England Magazine. "Oxford from an Artist’s eye". July 2018.
  • Artists and Illustrators Magazine. "Materials and Methods; Choosing Canvases". October 2000.
  • Artists and Illustrators Magazine. "Materials and Methods: Canvas and Oil Papers". May 1998.
  • Artists and Illustrators Magazine. "Ancient and Modern". March 1998.


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