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David Sawyer, RBA, Original oil painting on panel, Spring Morning, York Minster and Oratory

British Landscape Artist
Oils and Watercolours

(b.1961) London, England

Elected a member of the prestigious Royal Society of British Artists in 2004, David Sawyer describes himself as a modern British Impressionist, working within the tradition of landscape painting.

Born in London in 1961, David went on to study at Canterbury College of Art. After graduating in the early 1980s, he has worked continually as a fine artist, including a brief period as a scene painter. Today, he works between a small studio space in London, where he formulates his ideas, and a larger studio in southwest France, where he generally paints his larger pieces.

He is primarily interested in architectural subjects and how light reveals the nature of its structure, as well as creates mood and atmosphere. His favoured subject matter encompasses everything from Mediterranean landscapes to the urban skyline of London. While his principal medium is oil paint, he also uses watercolour as a means of exploring ideas and making preparatory studies.

David has firmly established himself amongst his contemporaries, and his career as an artist has seen great success. He regularly shows at the Mall Galleries with the Royal Society of British Artists, and has also exhibited with the New English Arts Club, The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour and the Chelsea Art Society. In March 2019, he travelled to Barbados, Cuba and Cayman Islands with Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall as official tour artist. 

 

His numerous awards include:

The Katherine William-Powlett Memorial Prize 1997 at the 1997 Chelsea Arts Society 50th Anniversary Exhibition

The Daler-Rowney Award at the RBA 2005 exhibition.

The Education Purchase Prize at the RBA 2006 exhibition.

The Artists Magazine Prize at the RBA 2009 exhibition.

The Arts Club Prize at the RBA 2010 Exhibition

Royal Automobile Club, Centenary Art Prize (2011)

The de Laszlo Medal at the RBA 2012 Annual Exhibition

Recently Acquired

David Sawyer, RBA, Original oil painting on panel, The Blue Church, Capela de Santa Catarina, Porto Recently Acquired

David Sawyer, RBAOriginal oil painting on panel The Blue Church, Capela de Santa Catarina, Porto

£ 2,800.00
David Sawyer, RBA, Original oil painting on panel, Piazza San Marco, Venice Recently Acquired

David Sawyer, RBAOriginal oil painting on panel Piazza San Marco, Venice

£ 2,800.00
David Sawyer, RBA, Original oil painting on panel, Gordes from Route des Trois Soldats (The Road of three Soldiers) Recently Acquired

David Sawyer, RBAOriginal oil painting on panel Gordes from Route des Trois Soldats (The Road of three Soldiers)

£ 2,250.00
David Sawyer, RBA, Original oil painting on panel, Christchurch College, Chapel and Refectory, Oxford Recently Acquired

David Sawyer, RBAOriginal oil painting on panel Christchurch College, Chapel and Refectory, Oxford

£ 2,250.00
David Sawyer, RBA, Original oil painting on panel, Provencal Poppies, The Road Towards Gordes Recently Acquired

David Sawyer, RBAOriginal oil painting on panel Provencal Poppies, The Road Towards Gordes

£ 2,000.00
David Sawyer, RBA, Original oil painting on panel, Merton Chapel Tower from Merton Street, Oxford Recently Acquired

David Sawyer, RBAOriginal oil painting on panel Merton Chapel Tower from Merton Street, Oxford

£ 1,600.00
David Sawyer, RBA, Original oil painting on panel, Trinity College, The Old Gate Tower, Oxford Recently Acquired

David Sawyer, RBAOriginal oil painting on panel Trinity College, The Old Gate Tower, Oxford

£ 1,600.00

Available Artworks

David Sawyer, RBA, Original oil painting on canvas, York Minster from the South East

David Sawyer, RBAOriginal oil painting on canvas York Minster from the South East

£ 6,000.00
David Sawyer, RBA, Original oil painting on canvas, Sunset, The Lagoon, Venice

David Sawyer, RBAOriginal oil painting on canvas Sunset, The Lagoon, Venice

£ 3,200.00
David Sawyer, RBA, Original oil painting on panel, Cambridge Crescent, Harrogate

David Sawyer, RBAOriginal oil painting on panel Cambridge Crescent, Harrogate

£ 3,000.00
David Sawyer, RBA, Original oil painting on panel, Late Afternoon Light, York, View from the City Walls

David Sawyer, RBAOriginal oil painting on panel Late Afternoon Light, York, View from the City Walls

£ 3,000.00
David Sawyer, RBA, Original oil painting on panel, Spring Morning, York Minster and Oratory

David Sawyer, RBAOriginal oil painting on panel Spring Morning, York Minster and Oratory

£ 2,800.00
David Sawyer, RBA, Original oil painting on panel, The Viaduct, Knaresborough

David Sawyer, RBAOriginal oil painting on panel The Viaduct, Knaresborough

£ 1,500.00
David Sawyer, RBA, Original oil painting on panel, Sunset Reflections, Grand Canal, Venice

David Sawyer, RBAOriginal oil painting on panel Sunset Reflections, Grand Canal, Venice

£ 1,500.00

A Selection of Sold Artworks

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David Sawyer, RBA, Original oil painting on panel, Palazzo Vernier Contarini, Grand Canal, Venice

David Sawyer, RBAOriginal oil painting on panel Palazzo Vernier Contarini, Grand Canal, Venice

£ 3,800.00
David Sawyer, RBA, Original oil painting on panel, The Fish Market, Venice

David Sawyer, RBAOriginal oil painting on panel The Fish Market, Venice

£ 1,500.00
David Sawyer, RBA, Original oil painting on panel, Sunlight on the Grand Canal

David Sawyer, RBAOriginal oil painting on panel Sunlight on the Grand Canal

£ 3,000.00
David Sawyer, RBA, Original oil painting on canvas, York Minster, West Front Recently Acquired

David Sawyer, RBAOriginal oil painting on canvas York Minster, West Front

£ 6,000.00
David Sawyer, RBA, Original oil painting on panel, Village Perche, Gordes, Provence

David Sawyer, RBAOriginal oil painting on panel Village Perche, Gordes, Provence

£ 6,250.00
David Sawyer, RBA, Original oil painting on canvas, Peloponnese Waterfront

David Sawyer, RBAOriginal oil painting on canvas Peloponnese Waterfront

£ 6,250.00
David Sawyer, RBA, Original oil painting on panel, Tower Bridge and HMS Belfast

David Sawyer, RBAOriginal oil painting on panel Tower Bridge and HMS Belfast

£ 1,385.00
David Sawyer, RBA, Original oil painting on panel, The Red Truck, York Minster

David Sawyer, RBAOriginal oil painting on panel The Red Truck, York Minster

£ 1,385.00