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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