David Hawkins

You are likely to find me painting outside, where sounds, smells and the elements sharpen what the eye sees. My inspiration comes from nature and especially the changing light and moods of the Yorkshire Dales. When an unexpected squall approaches it feels more like sport than art! It’s the essence of things which is my constant fascination….the ‘treeness’ of a tree as Paul Cezanne used to say.

I’m indebted to English nature painters such as Ivon Hitchens, Howard Hodgkins, Terry Frost and Patrick Heron, as well as masters of the Mediterranean – Matisse, Miro, Klee and Picasso.

My recent work includes flower painting and expressing the anthropomorphic qualities of ivy, trees and rock. I enjoy playing with the juxtaposition of images which seem to have no apparent relationship, but to me, are joined at the hip – a bit like the Surrealists – Magritte, Dali and co.

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