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 - The Beginning of the Thaw, Riva Valdobbia, Italy
The Beginning of the Thaw, Riva Valdobbia, Italy
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 - Autumn Evening West Wittering
Autumn Evening West Wittering
David Atkins - Brisk Winds and Blustery Showers, West Wittering
Brisk Winds and Blustery Showers, West Wittering
David Atkins - Evening Light, West Wittering
Evening Light, West Wittering
David Atkins -The View to Glencoe on an Autumn Evening, Scotland
The View to Glencoe on an Autumn Evening, Scotland
David Atkins - Treyarnon Beach on a Fine Autumn Day, Cornwall
Treyarnon Beach on a Fine Autumn Day, Cornwall
David Atkins, Autumn Light, West Wittering
Autumn Light, West Wittering
David Atkins, On the Beach at West Wittering, Autumn
On the Beach at West Wittering, Autumn
David Atkins - The First Snow Honister Pass, Lake District
The First Snow Honister Pass, Lake District
David Atkins, Morning Light Across the Derwent Valley, Lake District
Morning Light Across the Derwent Valley, Lake District
View to Bleaberry Fell, Lake District
View to Bleaberry Fell, Lake District
David Atkins - Autumn Day Ullswater, Cumbria
Autumn Day Ullswater, Cumbria
David Atkins - Dog Walkers at West Wittering
Dog Walkers at West Wittering
David Atkins, Spring in Trafalgar Square
Spring in Trafalgar Square
David Atkins, Heading Towards Waterloo
Heading Towards Waterloo
David Atkins, Regent Street
Regent Street