David Atkins
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David Atkins
David Atkins attended some of Britain’s finest art schools including St. Martins School of Art and Winchester School of Art.

The tradition of landscape painting has always been at the heart of David’s drawing and paintings. David works directly from the environment, often revisiting places many times and in ever changing weather and seasons. His paintings have been inspired by his immediate surroundings as well as his travels. Visits to New York, Europe, Ireland and Scotland have resulted in a series of larger paintings that also aim to capture something of the essence of place.

David Atkins has established himself as an evocative painter of landscapes and, particularly, of the urban scene. His is a broad brush, the sweep and colour of it bold and clear, and he brings to the city the eye for transitory light and temperature and atmosphere that is more usually applied to rural landscape.

With him we explore cities, not always in the bright clear Kodak light of the Canaletto imitator, but at dawn and sunset and often in the damp truth of autumn and the tenebrous contrasts of the street at night; his is the sometimes sceptical eye of the honest observer, seeing London and Dublin, New York and Barcelona, as we have all experienced them.

- Brian Sewell - Art Critic
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Selected 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, 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