Newton, David

Bio

My interest in drawing and painting probably began when my dad used to bring home tatty rolls of paper from his job at a bank's stationery department for me and my sister to scrawl on as kids. Art quickly became my favourite subject at school and I went on to study A-Level Art and Design and gained a place at the prestigious Bournville College of Art, though I wavered this to study for a degree in Graphic Design and Illustration at BIAD where my illustration tutor was a student of Quentin Blake's from the RCA (well, it's my claim to fame, and I'm sticking with it!). Since then I've worked as a freelance illustrator and cartoonist, an in-house designer and a scenic artist for Walsall Illuminations, my largest complete painting being a whopping sixteen feet long and twelve feet high (I had to climb a wobbly scaffold to reach the top section, a hairy experience for me as I'm not good with heights!). Unfortunately, I've found most aspects of commercial art and design fairly unrewarding, so I made the decision to return to my artistic roots and concentrate on painting, with particular emphasis on the decorative influence of Art Nouveau and a hint of Fauvism, Impressionism and Cubism for good measure. I also enjoy writing and illustrating children's stories, so I plan to produce some more pieces reflecting that particular area of interest in the future. Thanks for looking!

Exhibitions

  • 2013 Malvern Theatres Artgallery exhibition, Malvern Worcestershire

Education

  • 1992 BA(Hons)Graphic Design/Illustration, Birmingham Institute of Art & Design
  • 1989 A-Level Art & Design, Halesowen College

Links

Ishihara Hill, 2012, (acrylic on canvas)
Ishihara Hill, 2012, (acrylic on canvas)

ACN1129542: © David Newton / Bridgeman Images

Zebedee Too, 2012, (acrylic on canvas)
Zebedee Too, 2012, (acrylic on canvas)

ACN1129548: © David Newton / Bridgeman Images

Blue Forest 2, 2012, (acrylic on canvas)
Blue Forest 2, 2012, (acrylic on canvas)

ACN1129553: © David Newton / Bridgeman Images

Wood Cottage, 2013, (acrylic on canvas)
Wood Cottage, 2013, (acrylic on canvas)

ACN1129554: © David Newton / Bridgeman Images

Purple Forest 2, 2012, (acrylic on canvas)
Purple Forest 2, 2012, (acrylic on canvas)

ACN1129556: © David Newton / Bridgeman Images

Fatherless Barn, 2012, (acrylic on canvas)
Fatherless Barn, 2012, (acrylic on canvas)

ACN1248949: © David Newton / Bridgeman Images

Midnight Garden, 2010, (acrylic on canvas)
Midnight Garden, 2010, (acrylic on canvas)

ACN1248950: © David Newton / Bridgeman Images

The Retreat, 2014, (acrylic on canvas)
The Retreat, 2014, (acrylic on canvas)

ACN1248951: © David Newton / Bridgeman Images

Frogspawn trees, 2010, (acrylic on canvas)
Frogspawn trees, 2010, (acrylic on canvas)

ACN1248952: © David Newton / Bridgeman Images

Winterlands, 2012, (acrylic on canvas)
Winterlands, 2012, (acrylic on canvas)

ACN1248953: © David Newton / Bridgeman Images

Bullring Sun, 2012, (acrylic on canvas)
Bullring Sun, 2012, (acrylic on canvas)

ACN1248954: © David Newton / Bridgeman Images

The Clearing, 2011, (acrylic on canvas)
The Clearing, 2011, (acrylic on canvas)

ACN1262463: © David Newton / Bridgeman Images

Purple Forest 1, 2012, (acrylic on canvas)
Purple Forest 1, 2012, (acrylic on canvas)

ACN1555257: © David Newton / Bridgeman Images

Blue Forest, 2011, (acrylic on canvas)
Blue Forest, 2011, (acrylic on canvas)

ACN1762860: © David Newton / Bridgeman Images

Klimt's Forest, 2010, (acrylic on canvas)
Klimt's Forest, 2010, (acrylic on canvas)

ACN1776304: © David Newton / Bridgeman Images

Lime Tree Too, 2015, (acrylic on canvas)
Lime Tree Too, 2015, (acrylic on canvas)

ACN2956709: © David Newton / Bridgeman Images

Secret Lagoon, 2016, (acrylic on canvas)
Secret Lagoon, 2016, (acrylic on canvas)

ACN3086411: © David Newton / Bridgeman Images

Midnight Moon, 2016, (acrylic on canvas)
Midnight Moon, 2016, (acrylic on canvas)

ACN3088039: © David Newton / Bridgeman Images

Sunset Cove, 2016, (acrylic on canvas)
Sunset Cove, 2016, (acrylic on canvas)

ACN3090161: © David Newton / Bridgeman Images

Mandala 1, 2016, (acrylic on canvas)
Mandala 1, 2016, (acrylic on canvas)

ACN3090971: © David Newton / Bridgeman Images

Winterberries, 2017, (acrylic on canvas)
Winterberries, 2017, (acrylic on canvas)

ACN3504304: © David Newton / Bridgeman Images

Bee Garden, 2017, (acrylic on canvas)
Bee Garden, 2017, (acrylic on canvas)

ACN3598249: © David Newton / Bridgeman Images

Cosmic Garden, 2017, (acrylic on canvas)
Cosmic Garden, 2017, (acrylic on canvas)

ACN3598250: © David Newton / Bridgeman Images

Kaleidoforest, 2018, (acrylic on canvas)
Kaleidoforest, 2018, (acrylic on canvas)

ACN5244496: © David Newton / Bridgeman Images

Fabeggs1, 2019, (mixed media digital)
Fabeggs1, 2019, (mixed media digital)

ACN5667167: © David Newton / Bridgeman Images

Fabeggs2, 2019, (mixed media digital)
Fabeggs2, 2019, (mixed media digital)

ACN5667168: © David Newton / Bridgeman Images

Peacock Green, 2019, (mixed media digital)
Peacock Green, 2019, (mixed media digital)

ACN5667169: © David Newton / Bridgeman Images

Peacock Cyan, 2019, (mixed media digital)
Peacock Cyan, 2019, (mixed media digital)

ACN5667170: © David Newton / Bridgeman Images

Peacock Blue, 2019, (mixed media digital)
Peacock Blue, 2019, (mixed media digital)

ACN5667171: © David Newton / Bridgeman Images


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