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High Clouds : My Week in View

This week the wonderful warm weather has inspired  a painting and a poem. I am also busy preparing new work for my show in Holland Park in August, where you can see this piece amongst a lot of new work. Details to follow next week.   High Clouds in early light...

Cloud Illusions : My Week in View

  Away from London for a week, needing visual stimulation and inspiration. Sometimes just looking at the sky can be enough. Suffolk skies never let me down, there the sky appears more open and fast-moving and after the often overcast skies of London the effect is...

Seeing the Light : My Week in View

"Veronese: Magnificence in Renaissance Venice" at the National Gallery was indeed magnificent. The scale of paintings from that period never fails to amaze. Grandeur of theme and style overwhelms us, as was intended. I would love to try my hand at work on that scale!...

No Woman No Cry : My Week in View

So woman no cry, no, no woman no cry Oh, my little sister Don't she'd no tears No woman no cry Song titles like artwork titles can be revealing. This week I have worked with a beautiful actress on a series of Ink Drawings, titled "No Woman No Cry", whilst working we...

Civilisation : My Week in View

1969 was according to a recent book “the year everything changed”, well it certainly was an important year for me. I finally got accepted into the art school of my choice, St Martins and as the 1960’s came to an end we sat and watched the ridiculous turn into the...

Summer Meeting : My Week in View

Summer Meeting : My Week in View

Exhibiting as part of an Artist’s Open House event this week has been a very special experience. Meeting and talking to people who have come to see the art and the artist is something I do not take for granted. Communication is always an issue with art, which is in...

Dulwich Festival : Artist Open House

Dulwich Festival : Artist Open House

Hosted by : Margi Woolford 204 Peckham Rye SE22 0LU Internationally acclaimed artist David Cottingham will show his much sort after landscape-inspired Abstract paintings together with his stunning Dance work. The ever-popular Dance Drawings will also be available in a...

The Eyes Have It : My Week in View

The Eyes Have It : My Week in View

I love to photograph and draw the eyes. The power of eye contact is in our DNA, they are truly the gateway to the soul. When you first learn to draw portraits you are always taught not to begin with the eyes, for good reason, they have a direct power which should not...

Vision of Dualities

December sees my next solo exhibition, set in the beautiful Villa Paradiso in Beirut, Lebanon. The show is hosted and curated by the wonderful Vanessa Clark of VC Art. It is a show I am very excited about for several reasons. In particular it is all new work on show...

A Thing of Beauty : My Week in View

The Ice House Gallery show ended on a real high with many of you saying how much you enjoyed your visit. Taking stock is always interesting and informative. So many memories of chance encounters and delightful moments. I often feel daunted by having to discuss my work...

Park Life : 18th August-1st September

  My next Holland Park show "The Dancer at the Gates of Dawn" is approaching fast and I want to extend a warm welcome to all who can make it along. Always enjoyable to be there and a great chance to meet up with old friends and greet new faces. My trip to Greece...

Ice House Gallery Exhibition: 18th August-1st September

  "The Dancer at the Gates of Dawn"  David Cottingham The Ice House Gallery Holland Park 18th August-1st September 2015 Open Daily 11am-7pm  The Ice House Gallery Holland Park, Ilchester Place London W8 6LU,  Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea ...

We Are Stardust : My Week in View

Returning from the delirious Blue Mediterranean Sea and Sky of Greece, where we were completely charmed by the great art and beauty of its museums and islands. Also recharged to produce new figurative and abstract pieces and feeling the power of Mythology to permeate...

Blues for Pablo : My week in View

This last few weeks several different influences have occurred simultaneously in my work. Thinking about Picasso, over 40 years after his death he is still very much all around us. Last week one of his works achieved the highest ever price at auction, an...