Tuesday, June 1, 2010

David Poxon

Heavy Metal, 12" x 17"

David Poxon explains a recurring theme in his work in these words, "I find inspiration in quiet corners of our world, which for a few brief moments have taken on a deeper significance to me. The commonplace or the overlooked become my subject materials as nature slowly reclaims that which man has abandoned or cast aside, creating a fragile beauty which is ever changing." Drawing inspiration from light, atmosphere, and subtle ambient effects, he finds a renewed connection between object and environment. He paints in pure watercolor, using a painstaking multi-glaze technique with up to 17 layers of transparent paint, each delicately modulating the colors beneath, and he preserves the natural paper for the whites in his paintings.

Bolts, 12" x 17"

Pots, 12" x 12"

David originally trained in Brighton, England but then followed a successful music industry career before returning to his first love -- art -- some years ago. He has won numerous awards and has a growing international reputation for his mastery of pure watercolor. His work has been exhibited at the Mall Galleries, Bankside Gallery - London, the Royal Birmingham Society, The Royal Cambrian Academy, the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, and many regional public and private galleries in the UK and USA. In 2008, he won the Still Life prize at the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour, and he was elected a member of the Royal Institute in 2010. He is one of 20 international watercolor artists invited to exhibit at the Shanghai Biennial in 2010 and will have a solo exhibition in the same venue following the biennial. He has contributed many articles to the art magazine press and is the author of two best-selling books on drawing techniques which were released worldwide in 2008. His work is increasingly collected both at home and overseas.

Shed, 12" x 17"

Big Barn Door, 12" x 17"

Please visit David's website to learn more about him and to see more of his work.