David Owen Dudley. Artist. (please comment)

Hello everyone, I am pleased to introduce myself as a working artist, below you will find out a little of my background. I am also a featured artist on Winsor & Newton’s site.

But first my background: Born and lived in Mottram Hall Prestbury Cheshire, my upbringing being divided between England and Southern Africa, I now live and work at my family home in the beautiful Ribble Valley.

My paintings illustrate my fascination with architectural design and social observations/living.
Never without a sketchbook I’m constantly drawing, sometimes the drawings are left as drawn and other times they are develop into paintings. My main source of influence is architecture and everything around me; I also consider the works of Van Gogh, Rolf Harris, John Myatt and the many talented artists who display work as having a strong affect on my work.

Usually a Realism artist in oils I have recently, with encouragement from friends, started to experiment with watercolours. I’m fascinated by the architectural landscape offered by many town, villages and cities around the world, both modern and ‘old world’.

I favour mixing oils directly on the canvas painting in the impasto style, usually so that the brush or painting-knife strokes are visible. Washes are my favoured style in Watercolours; I’m combining non-waterproof black ink with the wash giving added realism in this style of painting. Being a self taught artist allows me the ‘freedom’ to experiment.

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