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Looking Forward, Looking Back

  Looking Back I have just returned from Madrid where we managed to catch the anniversary show of Picasso’s “Guernica”. Seeing this masterpiece for the first time was an extraordinary moment for me and a humbling one. As always Picasso’s sureness of line and...

Summer of Love, the 50 Year Journey

Fifty years ago during the 1967 "Summer of Love", while Hippies were gathering across the world, I began another life-long love affair and started attending Life Drawing Classes at my local Art School in Margate. I remember being somewhat nervous and overawed by the...

New Year, New Beginnings

  Greetings and Best Wishes for a great new year. Creatively this is an exciting time for me, as I am working towards a show of new figurative Dance work. I will let you know later when and where this show will take place this year but I already have greatly...

Autumn Soul

The summer ended with a wonderful late burst of light and energy. I participated in a local Open Studio event, spanning two weekends which proved very rewarding and inspiring. It also provided a great opportunity to meet so many new friends and neighbours we never...

In The Studio

The next 2 weekends sees my studio open its doors to the public for the first time, as part of the Ealing BEAT project. All are welcome to drop by and see new work and say hello. As you can see I have several new pieces on display and have tried to show as wide a...

Open Studio Invitation

Dear Friends I have an Open Studio as part of the locally sponsored Art Trail BEAT over 2 weekends in September. Please find attached an invitation. I will be there over both weekends. This will provide a great chance to meet up and see the work in situ. There will be...

Dancing in the Dark

"From the Darkness, Sunrise and Rain". Two Panels on Canvas Summer is hovering around us, not sure whether it has anything seasonal to wear this year. The longest day passed on a tide of change, the dawning of the age of uncertainty, maybe the 21st Century has finally...

Helios Rising

No two sunrises are the same. The cliche fades when confronted by the beauty of the moment. I recently travelled down to the Kent coast to Margate, where I used to live and where the great Mr Turner used to paint the sometimes glorious skies. As well as a beautiful...

Beyond Byzantium

In his great poem Sailing to Byzantium, WB Yeats addresses growing old and embarks on a late spiritual journey to a poetic paradise. "And therefore I have sailed the seas and come To the holy city of Byzantium". Byzantium was home for a thousand years to a...

Lost in the Dream

Immersing yourself in something creative, be it Music, Books or Movies etc can be a wonderful release. For a while you are somewhere else, a different country, somewhere that time at last stands still. Painting is often like that, a sort of Lucid Dreaming, absorbing...

Affordable art Fair 2019

The Affordable Art Fair 7-10 March Battersea Park, London David Cottingham & Vanessa Clark @ VC ART Stand B7 would love to see you at the Affordable Art Fair this March 7-10th. Paintings Drawings and Sculptures

OPEN STUDIO WEEKENDS / September BEAT

I hope you all had a great summer and enjoyed the return of the Sun to our lives. Now September sees the return of my Open Studio Weekends. These have always been a great opportunity to meet some of you in person and also share my work with a local public. I have made...

This Week “Made Visible”, A Year in the Making

  'Made Visible'- David Cottingham PRIVATE VIEW - Wednesday 22nd November 6-9pm Co-curated by Vanessa Clark and Mara Alves Presented by VC Art and D Contemporary This exciting show is the culmination of a fifteen-year journey for me, studying the art of Dance and...

Looking Forward, Looking Back

  Looking Back I have just returned from Madrid where we managed to catch the anniversary show of Picasso’s “Guernica”. Seeing this masterpiece for the first time was an extraordinary moment for me and a humbling one. As always Picasso’s sureness of line and...

Summer of Love, the 50 Year Journey

Fifty years ago during the 1967 "Summer of Love", while Hippies were gathering across the world, I began another life-long love affair and started attending Life Drawing Classes at my local Art School in Margate. I remember being somewhat nervous and overawed by the...