David William Westwood West Midlands, United Kingdom
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I am self taught as an artist and paint in the impressionist, naive style. I began in watercolours and moved quickly to painting in oils and mixed media on canvas board.

I have 23 qualifications, including a history degree and a professional qualification in law, but only one of my qualifications is art based, a C.S.E art, which I studied at High School.

I began creating by writing books and screenplays and did so for many years. I turned to painting in 2013 when a 9 year relationship ended. My evenings became lonely so I painted to fill an empty space. I suffer with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Depression and Anxiety, I am also Dyslexic. My disabilities give me the ability to visualise complex things. I paint what I feel about what I see rather than merely what I see.

I am a member of the Midland Paint Group. Originally I did very few exhibitions. Then Christmas of last year, the Group employed the services of a profession art critic, a professor in art at Birmingham University and member of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artist. He gave my confidence a great boost when he praised my work. He suggested that I should exhibit and that I should present my work to the RBSA for exhibition, then he said he thought it so unique that it should be put to the RBA in London for exhibiting.

Artwork

Crime of Diversity 1885, Oil paint on canvas board, 2016

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Desires in a Piccadilly, Oil paint on canvas board, 2015

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Bridge over troubled waters., Oil paint on canvas board, 2016

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Sterling Disaster., Oil paint and metallic paint on canvas board., 2016

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British Confidence 1885, Oil paint, metallic paint and glitter on canvas board., 2017

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Affair of the Seas, Oil paint, metallic paint and glitter on canvas board., 2017

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Victorian Policeman, Oil paint, metallic paint and glitter on canvas board., 2015

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Morning Glory, Oil paint, metallic paint and glitter on canvas board., 2015

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Rule Britannia, Oil paint on canvas board, 2015

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Sparkling Bird, Oil paint, metallic paint and glitter and foiling technique on canvas board., 2017

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Passing Time, Oil paint, metallic paint and glitter on canvas board., 2017

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Interested in
ExhibitionOpen studiosArtist book fairCompetitionPainting and mixed media art.
Media
Painting
Other keywords
AbstractFigurativeLandscapeIdentityExperimentalNieve and contempory