David Atkins - Sunny Intervals and Gentle Breeze
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McAllister Thomas is delighted to present a solo exhibition by renowned landscape painter David Atkins.

I have been busy preparing for my show at McAllister Thomas Gallery and will be showing a collection of paintings of the sea at West Wittering and small paintings of London.

West Wittering was one of the first beaches I painted after leaving art school and my first real experience of painting plein air. I learnt a lot on that visit and did so very quickly. I realised I had to set my self up properly if I was going to cope with all that the elements had to offer. In particular, how to deal with an keeping hold of the easel in strong winds, moving quickly with an incoming tide, avoiding sand and flies sticking to a painting and selecting positions that avoided the many interested passers by. After suffering mild hypothermia, I learnt how to keep warm and dry and keep my packed lunch safe from any passing dogs. I feel a lot more prepared and experienced in such matters now but I still feel I haven’t learnt all there is to know about painting the land and seascape. The beach at West Wittering remains for me one that is full of memories and always one that is still offering me new challenges. It hasn’t changed much in thirty years apart from what the sea reclaims.

The small paintings of London were painted from studies and sketches I continually make in my sketchbook when visiting London. They are full of colour, light, movement and joy.

David Atkins 2020
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Exhibition Works


David Atkins, Light Showers and a Fresh Breeze
Light Showers and a Fresh Breeze
David Atkins, Path to East Head
Path to East Head
David Atkins, Early Autumn Day West Wittering
Early Autumn Day West Wittering
David Atkins, Passing Storm on an Autumn Evening
Passing Storm on an Autumn Evening
David Atkins, Summers Day on Shell Bay
Summers Day on Shell Bay
David Atkins - The Beginning of the Thaw, Riva Valdobbia, Italy
The Beginning of the Thaw, Riva Valdobbia, Italy
David Atkins, Summertime in London
Summertime in London
David Atkins, Trafalgar Square in the Summer
Trafalgar Square in the Summer
David Atkins, On a Bright Spring Morning Islington
On a Bright Spring Morning Islington
David Atkins, Sunset on an Autumn Day
Sunset on an Autumn Day
David Atkins, Evening Walk West Wittering
Evening Walk West Wittering
David Atkins, A Day on the Beach
A Day on the Beach
David Atkins, Autumn Sunset II
Autumn Sunset II
David Atkins, Evening Light and Incoming Tide
Evening Light and Incoming Tide
David Atkins - The First Snow Honister Pass, Lake District
The First Snow Honister Pass, Lake District
David Atkins - Just After Snow, Riva Valdobbia, Italy
Just After Snow, Riva Valdobbia, Italy
David Atkins - Late Winters Day, Riva Valdobbia, Italy
Late Winters Day, Riva Valdobbia, Italy
David Atkins, Hot Summers Day on the Strand
Hot Summers Day on the Strand
David Atkins, Heading Towards Waterloo
Heading Towards Waterloo
David Atkins, Spring in Trafalgar Square
Spring in Trafalgar Square
David Atkins, Regent Street
Regent Street