Born in London in 1961. Since graduating from Canterbury College of Art in the early 1980s I have worked continually as a fine artist including a brief period as a scene painter.
I regularly show at the Mall Galleries, London and was elected a member of the Royal Society of British Artists in 2004. I have exhibited with the New English Arts Club, The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour and the Chelsea Art Society.
My awards include:
The Katherine William-Powlett Memorial Watercolour Prize in 1997 at the Chelsea Arts Society 50th Anniversary Exhibition
The Daler-Rowley Award at the RBA 2005 Annual Exhibition
The Education Purchase Prize at the RBA 2006 Annual Exhibition
The Artists Magazine Prize at the RBA 2009 Annual Exhibition
The Arts Club Prize at the RBA 2010 Annual Exhibition
The Royal Automobile Club Centenary Art Prize 2011
The de Laszlo Medal at the RBA 2012 Annual Exhibition
The Julian Barrow Painting Prize at the 2016 Chelsea Art Society 69th Annual Exhibition.
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International Artist Magazine #105, October/November 2015 issue. "Derived from Direct Observation". David Sawyer explains how knowledge gained from plein air painting can enhance a work of art.
International Artist Magazine Challenge #80, Favourite Subjects, Finalist Award published in International Artist magazine #96, April/May 2014 issue.
Article: La Depeche du Midi - 1/09/2011
Artists and Illustrators Magazine. Featured Artist. July 2013
The Artist Magazine. “David Sawyer in conversation with Julian Halsby”. September 2009
ISSN 004-3877, Vol. 124 No. 9
Art of England Magazine. “Oxford from an Artist’s eye. July 2008
Artists and Illustrators Magazine. “Materials and Methods: Choosing Canvases”. October 2000
Artists and Illustrators Magazine. “Materials and Methods: Canvas and Oil Papers”. May 1998
Artists and Illustrators Magazine. “Ancient and Modern”. March 1998
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EXHIBITIONS 2011 TO DATE
Group Exhibition: Belgravia Gallery, 45 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4JL - Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund in the presence of H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh - 29 March 2011
"Recent Oils" featuring river views of London at Panter and Hall, Mayfair, London W1 - 7th June 2011
David exhibited Watercolours "Cambridge and its Colleges" at Thompsons Gallery, 15 New Cavendish Street, London W1G 9UB. 29 November - 18 December 2011.
The Royal Automobile Club, Pall Mall Centenary Art Prize Exhibition 2011. "First prize winner".
Annual Venice in Peril Group Exhibition - WH Pattersons, London. 17 January - 17 February 2012 - 3 oil paintings included.
Donation of a painting to the Multiple Sclerosis Trust, Secret Art Show - May 2012 - A short article featured in the Independent Newspaper
"Artists of fame and Promise" Exhibition of Panter and Hall Artists at the Lloyds Club, 42 Crutched Friars, London EC3N 2AP 21st May - 13 July 2012
3 man Exhibition: Wykeham Gallery, Stockbridge - June 2012
Group Exhibition - Federation of British Artists at the Mall Galleries, London "Artworks of London - the Olympic host city" Mid July to Mid August 2012
Group Christmas Exhibition at the RAC Clubhouse in Pall Mall - November 2012
The Howard de Walden Art Prize 2012 - Thompson's Gallery, Marylebone, London - December 2012
Solo Exhibition: "Inspired by Spires" An exhibition featuring Davids favourite images of the the Colleges of Oxford and Cambridge in Oils. Panter and Hall, St James's London - December 2012
Federation of British Arts at the Mall Galleries - The British Scene - Group Exhibition of "English Landscapes" sharing space with Dutch Landscapes on loan from the Dulwich Picture Gallery - 24 January - 16 February 2013
Annual Exhibition - Royal Society of Brtish Artists at the Mall Galleries, London. From 6 - 23 March 2013 - "Winner of the De Laszlo Medal 2012"
Group Exhibition - Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours at the Mall Galleries, London. 5 April to 18 April 2013
Donation of a painting to the "Fight for Sight Charity - Eye for Art, Silent art auction" at the Menier Gallery, Menier Chocolate Factory, 51 Southwark St, London SE1 1RU - 20th - 25th May 2013.
Group Exhibition - Pastel Society at the Mall Galleries, London. 11 June to 22 June 2013
2 paintings exhibited at a Group rolling show - organised by the Mall Galleries at Threadneedle Investments’ offices – the Fifth Floor Exhibition. May - August 2013
Group Summer Exhibition - Denise Yapp, Contemporary Art. 29 June - 30 August 2013.
Annual Group Exhibition 2013. Thompson's Gallery, 15 New Cavendish Street, London W1G 9UB - 23 September - 6 October 2013
Geedon Gallery Autumn Exhibition 2013. Jaggers, Fingringhoe, Colchester, Essex C05 7DN - 5 - 20 October 2013
RBA Group Exhibition - Rye Art Gallery , 107 High Street, Rye, East Sussex TN31 7JE - 12 October - 10 November 2013
Annual Exhibition - Royal Society of Marine Artists at the Mall Galleries, London. 16 - 27 October 2013
Annual Exhibition - New English Art Club at the Mall Galleries, London 29 November - 8 December 2013
Annual Exhibition - The Royal Institute of Oil Painters at the Mall Galleries, London 11 December - 21 December 2013
Federation of British Arts at the North Gallery - Mall Galleries - "Little Gems" - Group Exhibition of English Landscapes. 15-22 February 2014
Annual Exhibition - Royal Society of British Artists at the Mall Galleries, London. From 5 - 15 March 2014
Group Exhibition. "RBA at the Russell Gallery", 12 Lower Richmond Road, London SW15 1JP. 29 May - 21 June 2014
Solo Exhibition - Recent paintings 2013-2014: From the Mediterranean to the River Thames. Thompson's Gallery, 15 New Cavendish Street, London W1G 9UB - June 2014
Group Exhibition "Tradition - Modern Figurative Painting in Britain". Panter and Hall, 12 Pall Mall, London. 25 June - 11 July 2014
Annual Group Exhibition 2014. Thompson's Gallery, 15 New Cavendish Street, London W1G 9UB - 25 September - October 2014
Annual Exhibition - The Royal Institute of Oil Painters at the Mall Galleries, London 10 December - 21 December 2014
Art Fair - Realism Amsterdam - Selection of Thompson's Gallery Artists, Represented by Thompson's Gallery, 15 New Cavendish Street, London W1G 9UB 15-18 January 2015
Annual Exhibition - Royal Society of Brtish Artists at the Mall Galleries, London. From 11 - 21 March 2015
Geedon Gallery. RBA Spring Exhibition 2015. Jaggers, Fingringhoe, Colchester, Essex C05 7DN - 21 March - 5 April 2015
Group Exhibition "British Landscapes" at Thompsons Gallery, 15 New Cavendish Street, London W1G 9UB. 8 April - 26 April 2015.
4 Person Exhibition. Judith Gardner, Pamela Kay, Saliann Putman and David Sawyer. The Russell Gallery", 12 Lower Richmond Road, London SW15 1JP. 16 April - 2 May 2015
68th Annual Open Exhibition, The Chelsea Art Society. Main Hall, Chelsea Old Town Hall, Kings Road, London. 18-22 June 2015
Solo Exhibition - Denise Yapp Contemporary Art - 13th June - 3 July 2015
Solo Exhibition - "Saint Lizier et autres lieux en peinture". 2 place de l'Eglise, St Lizier, Ariege South West France - 5-20 August 2015
Geedon Gallery Autumn Exhibition 2015. Jaggers, Fingringhoe, Colchester, Essex C05 7DN - 10-25 October 2015
RBA Group Exhibition 2015@ The Lloyd's Register, Richard Rogers Building, 71 Fenchurch Street, London EC3M 4BS - 7-29 October 2015.
Group Christmas Exhibition 2015. Thompsons Gallery, Aldeburgh - TBA 2015
Group Christmas Exhibition 2015. Wimbledon Fine Art and Stafford Gallery. 41 Church Road, London SW19 5DQ 22 Nov - 6 Dec 2015
Group Christmas Exhibition 2015. The John Noott Gallery, Broadway Modern, 10 The Green, Broadway, Worcestershire, WR12 7AA
Annual Exhibition - Royal Society of British Artists at the Mall Galleries, London. From 16 March - 2 April 2016
Solo Exhibition - Thompsons Gallery. New Cavendish Street, London W1G - October 2016
Group Exhibition - The City and the Country "Painting the Landscape", Aubergine Gallery, 1 Queens Road, Wimbledon, London SW19 8NG - 1st March 2017
Annual Exhibition - Royal Society of British Artists at the Mall Galleries, London. From March - 2 April 2017
RBA Group Exhibition at Russell Gallery, 12 Lower Richmond Road, London SW15 1JP. 4th to 27th May 2017
Annual Group Exhibition at Thompson's Gallery, 175 High Street, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, IP15 5AN. 10th June to 2nd July 2017
Group Exhibition at Island Fine Arts, Isle of Wight - May 2018
EVENTS - The Hertford Art Society - 7th February 2017. The Hertford Art Society. Critique of Members’ art.
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