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David Parfitt RI - A Watercolour Demonstration

  • Clevedon School Sixth Form Centre Valley Road Clevedon BS21 6AH (map)

David see's his paintings as fairly representational and says his aim is to create something which has a sense of place without looking too contrived or deliberate. His whole approach is about experimenting, learning and developing as he attempts to push the water-based medium as far as he can. All the while trying to bear in mind Lucien Freud’s words ‘The painting, in order to move us, must not merely remind us of life, but must acquire a life of its own'.

David lives near Bath. He is a landscape painter, working with watercolours and water-based media.  He was elected a member of The Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours in 2011 and is currently serving on the RI Council as the RI Membership Secretary.

He won the Neil Meacher RI sketchbook award in 2012, the Frank Herring award in 2014 and the Winsor & Newton/RI award (for the group of paintings judged to be the most outstanding contribution to the exhibition) in 2016

David's website is here