David Atkins

David Atkins was born in Greenwich, London in 1964.  He studied painting at St Martins School of Art, London and Winchester School of Art gaining a 1st Class Honours Degree in painting.

After leaving college he returned to London, where he taught part time and continued painting. He exhibits regularly throughout the UK and in 1999 began showing at the Albemarle Gallery in London, with his first solo show in 2002. Recently he has moved to the Thackeray Gallery in London. He has been awarded numerous prizes including the Horan prize for Painting at the NEAC Exhibition in London; the Façade International Prize for Painting at the Discerning Eye Exhibition in London and the Baltic Exchange Prize 2018 for painting in the RMSA Exhibition at the Mall Galleries London. His work is in a number of high profile public & private collections worldwide.

He now  lives and works in Dorset, UK. 

We are delighted to offer David Atkins’s paintings of the Dorset coastline, painted on location with all the spontaneous energy of the places themselves. David Atkins’ paintings are available to buy now. We are happy to ship them to you at cost. Please call 01308 459511 or email gallery@sladersyard.co.uk with any enquiries.

The tradition of landscape painting has always been at the heart of my drawing and painting. I work directly from the environment often revisiting places many times and in ever changing weather and seasons. My paintings are concerned with capturing light, wind, rain and colour and I always try to encapsulate in them an essence of what is experienced and discovered. They are produced with vigour and intuitiveness, allowing the process of working and reworking to consolidate a truthful response to the subject.


Today David Atkins has established himself as an evocative painter of landscapes and urban scenes. His use of broad brush and colour creates bold and clear vistas of the city and landscape. He is particularly drawn to scenes of dawn and sunset and is an honest observer of the world around us. David is an artist who excels at capturing the magic and majesty of the British countryside. His strong and confident brushwork successfully records the essence of his subjects be they landscape or urban cityscapes.


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