David Wiseman @ 70 in Yorkshire

Another member celebrates a landmark year with a solo exhibition.

David Wiseman at 70 at Waterstreet Gallery

Solo Exhibition by David Wiseman LG
Waterstreet Gallery
Thursday June 6 to Sunday 28th July
PV Thursday 6th June RSVP
tel: 01706 839714
25, Water Street, Todmorden, Yorkshire
OL14 5AB

“Evocations and Celebrations of the Landscape”

The works on canvas are made in the studio and I also work directly from the landscape with a variety of mixed media on smaller works on paper and canvas . My painting is inspired by particular landscape places or events using drawings, photographs and memory. When painting outside I try to convey the feeling of being part of the landscape. I have been a keen runner for many years and most of my running is done along the riverside and canal that inspires much of my painting. This allows me to be absorbed by the landscape as I pass through it rather than seeing it as a picture postcard cut out image. I also want to instill this feeling of constant change and movement in my paintings.

David Wiseman

Link to Waterstreet Gallery


David Wiseman has been painting for over 40 years since leaving the Royal College of Art in 1975, mostly spent in his garden studio close to the local rivers, woodland and canal he loves and that inspire his work.  He has taught painting in numerous art schools across the country and has exhibited widely both as an individual and in many important selected group exhibitions. These include the New Contemporaries, John Moores , Hayward Annual, R.A. Summer Exhibition, Discerning Eye, London Group Open  etc. His individual shows include those at the Serpentine Gallery, Rowley Gallery, Water Street Gallery and Peterborough City Museum. He has taken part in touring exhibitions to Germany, U.S.A., and Spain including a British Council exhibition to Aachen and tour also including Hodgkin, Auerbach, Kiff and Kossoff. He has  exhibited in important curated exhibitions in this country at The Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, Kettles Yard Gallery, Cambridge and the Camden Arts Centre. He has his  work in many corporate and public collections including the Arts Council, Prudential, The Bank of England, London Borough of Hammersmith, The Open University, Peterborough City Museum, Museo Municipal Ourense,  Barts and the London N.H.S. Trust,  Lewisham Hospital  and many more .In 1980 he was shortlisted for the National Gallery Artist in Residence.  His work is represented in private collections in all parts of the world and he has  completed 8 major public art works including large scale murals at Charing Cross, Frimley Park, Royal London and Ealing Hospitals. He was recently elected member of the National Acrylic Painters Association winning the Presidents Prize and Adrian Henri Memorial Prize in their exhibitions in St Ives and Birkenhead.  Elected to the London Group in their centenary year 2013 and the Arborealists in 2016. Winner of RWS Purchase Prize 2016. Winner Daler Rowney Prize 2016 and RWS Publicity Prize 2018.

David Wiseman – Dartmoor River’s Edge-Morning Light acrylic on canvas