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David Walton

In 2003 David was elected an Associate and in 2006 a full Member of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (RBSA).His work is in the permanent collection of the RBSA, Birmingham University, Derby Museum and Art Gallery and The Edge art Centre.

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, including the RBSA, 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 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 were shown at The Foxlowe Art Centre, Leek, in August 2017.

David has given talks at the RBSA; ‘The Purposes of Portraiture’, ‘Primitivism in Western Art Since 1800’, and teaches History of Art to U3A (University of the Third Age).http://www.rbsa.org.uk/members-associates/members/view/122/David-Walton/

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 open print show.

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 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. In 2018 his exhibition Megaliths and Tectiforms was a one man show at Creswell Crags Museum.  

His painting have been shown in France and various opens including; Stafford, Derby, Stoke and Keele University. In 2017 David’s work was part of a group show in Rye Gallery. David was one of  a group of eight abstract artists, ‘Equivalent 8’, exhibiting at the RBSA in 2017.