David Walton

David  Walton

David E Walton

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David was educated at Birmingham College of Art, gaining an NDD in Graphic Design, and later the ATD (Art Teachers Diploma) and the DAE (Diploma in Art Education). Although retired, David teaches A-Level life drawing. For mature students he has run Portrait drawing classes at the Barber Institute of Fine Art and adult workshops for art societies throughout the Midlands. At ‘The Place Activity Centre’, Nottingham, David has run life sculpture workshops. He has been part of a team, based at Wolverhampton Art Gallery, delivering ‘The Drawing Project’ to GCSE pupils. His works are exhibited in the permanent collection of the RBSA, Birmingham University, Derby Museum and Art Gallery and The Edge art Centre. His paintings have been shown in France and various opens including; Stafford, Derby, Stoke and Keele three counties. At the time of writing, David is one of a group of eight abstract artists, ‘Equivalent 8’, who will be exhibiting at the RBSA in Oct-Nov 2017. His life drawings have appeared in group shows in; Gallery 27 Cork Street, Doncaster Art Gallery, the Granary Gallery Weston Park, and studies of glass at Wolverhampton Art Gallery. His portrait studies will be shown at The Foxlowe Art Centre, Leek, July to August 2017. At the Silk Mill, Derby Museum, David has exhibited his drawings of the museum’s collection of masks, and in the Natural History Gallery, his studies of Skeletons. In 2003 David was elected an Associate of the RBSA and as a full member in 2006. David has given talks at the RBSA; the ‘History of Portraiture’, ‘Primitivism in Western Art Since 1800’, and teaches History of Art to U3A (University of the Third Age). In 2008 he was awarded a place at Derby University on the AA2A (Artists Access to Art Departments) where he developed his etching skills. His work regularly appears in the RBSA print show. In 2016 David was filmed demonstrating a drawing process for Somnio Productions project ‘Perspective’. In contrast to his drawings, David’s paintings are abstract. He paints in series, including themes based upon Neolithic Signs, Ancient Scripts and Mayan Codex.