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BIOGRAPHY

DAVID SAWYER RBA

Elected a member of the prestigious Royal Society of British Artists in 2004, David Sawyer describes himself as a modern British Impressionist, working within the tradition of landscape painting. Born in ondon in 1961, David went on to study at Canterbury College of Art. After graduating in the early 1980s, he has worked continually as a fine artist, including a brief period as a scene painter. 

Today, he works between a small studio space in London, where he formulates his ideas, and a larger studio in southwest France, where he generally paints his larger pieces. He is primarily interested in architectural subjects and how light reveals the nature of its structure, as well as creates mood and atmosphere. His favoured subject matter encompasses everything from Mediterranean landscapes to the urban skyline of London.

While his principal medium is oil paint, he also uses watercolour as a means of exploring ideas and making preparatory studies. David has firmly established himself amongst his contemporaries, and his career as an artist has seen great success. He regularly shows at the Mall Galleries with the Royal Society of British Artists, and has also exhibited with the New English Arts Club, The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour and the Chelsea Art Society.

David Sawyer numerous awards include:

The Katherine William-Powlett Memorial Prize 1997 at the 1997 Chelsea Arts Society 50th Anniversary

The Daler-Rowney Award at the RBA 2005 Exhibition.

The Education Purchase Prize at the RBA 2006 Exhibition.

The Artists Magazine Prize at the RBA 2009 Exhibition.

The Arts Club Prize at the RBA 2010 Exhibition

Royal Automobile Club, Centenary Art Prize (2011)

The de Laszlo Medal at the RBA 2012 Annual Exhibition

The Julian Barrow Prize for a Painting, Chelsea Arts Society Exhibition 2016

PUBLICATIONS OF DAVID SAWYER

May 2014 International Artist Magazine Challenge #80. Favourite Subjects, Finalist Award published in International Artist

July 2013 Featured Artist in Artists and Illustrators Magazine.

July 2012 Featured Artist in Artists and Illustrators Magazine.

September 2009 "David Sawyer in conversation with Julian Halsby". The Artist Magazine.

July 2008 "Oxford from an Artist's eye. Art of England Magazine.

October 2000 "Materials and Methods: Choosing Canvases". Artists and Illustrators Magazine.

May 1998 "Materials and Methods: Canvas and Oil Papers". Artists and Illustrators Magazine.

March 1998 "Ancient and Modern". Artists and Illustrators Magazine.

SPECIAL COMMISSIONS

2006-2008 "Skylines for Board Rooms". Views from the 8th

2003 3 Oil Paintings for the State Rooms of the Cunard Liner "Queen Mary II" (26 Limited edition prints of each

DAVID SAWYER SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014

Recent paintings 2013-2014. "From the Mediterranean to the River Thames". Thompson's Gallery Marylebone, 15 New Cavendish Street, London W1G 9UB

2012

"Inspired by Spires" Panter & Hall, 27 Bury Street, St James's London 

2011

Cambridge Colleges. Oils and Watercolours. Thompson's Gallery Marylebone

12th August to 21st August . Recent French Paintings. Rue du Pont, St Lizier,  France

•8th June to 1st July. Recent Paintings. Panter & Hall London 

2010

• Recent Paintings Oakham Contemporary Gallery, 27 Bury Street, St James's, London SW1Y 6AL

2009

Recent Travels in France and Italy. John Davies Gallery, The Old Dairy Plant, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire 

Recent Paintings. Panter & Hall

2008

Oxford. Drawings and Watercolours. Thompson's Gallery Marylebone

Recent Paintings Oakham Contemporary Gallery London 

2007

Recent Paintings Panter & Hall, 9 Shepherd Market, London W1J 9PF

2006

Recent Paintings (Oils and Watercolours) Panter & Hall

2005

Recent Paintings (Oils and Watercolours) Panter & Hall

2004

Oils and Watercolours, Thompson's Gallery Aldeburgh, Suffolk 

Recent Paintings (Oils) Panter & Hall  London 

Floor of the Friedfrank Building, City Road, London

2003

"Sailing to Byzantium" (Oils) Panter and Hall London 

2002

"Recent Paintings" (Oils and Watercolours). The Wykeham Gallery, Stockbridge, Hampshire

"A Tale of Two Cities" (Oils) Panter and Hall, London 

2001

"Recent Paintings in Oils" Panter and Hall, London 

1998

"Journeys in Watercolour". The Ashdown Gallery, Haywards Heath, West Sussex 

1997

"English and Mediterranean Landscapes and Interiors of the British Museum" Oils and Watercolours. Gallery Forty-Seven, London 

1996

"Water and Light. Oils and Watercolours. Primrose Hill Gallery, London

1995

" Landscapes and Interiors". Oils and Watercolours. Gallery Forty-Seven London

1994

"English and Mediterranean Landscapes" Oils and Watercolours. Gallery Forty-Seven,  London

GROUP EXHIBTIONS, TWO-MAN EXHIBITIONS, ETC

2014

Federation of British Artists at the North Gallery – "Little Gems – English Landscapes". The Mall Galleries, London 

Annual Exhibition. Royal Society of British Artists. The Mall Galleries, London 

Group Exhibition. "RBA at the Russell Gallery".  London

2013

Group Exhibition - Federation of British Artists at the Mall Galleries, London "The British Scene" – landscapes of modern Britain.

Annual Exhibition. Royal Society of British Artists. The Mall Galleries, London  – (Winner of the De Laslo Medal)

Donation of a painting to the "Fight for Sight Charity" – Eye for Art, Silent Art auction at the Menier Gallery, Menier Chocolate Factory, London 

114th Exhibition. The Pastel Society. The Mall Galleries, London 

2 paintings exhibited at a Group Rolling Show – organised by the Mall Galleries at Threadneedle Investment office, fifth floor,Exhibition.

Group Summer Exhibition. Denise Yapp, Contemporary Art. Mill House, Whitebrook, Monmouth 

Annual Group Exhibition. Thompsons Gallery London

Geedon Gallery, Autumn Exhibition 2013. Jaggers, Fingringhoe, Colchester, Essex 

RBA at the Rye Art Gallery. East Sussex

Annual Exhibition. Royal Society of Marine Artists. The Mall Galleries, London 

Annual Exhibition. The New English Art Club. The Mall Galleries, London 

Annual Exhibition. The Royal Institute of Oil Painters. The Mall Galleries, London

2012

Annual Exhibition, Venice in Peril. (Oils) W.H. Patterson Fine Art Ltd, London 

Annual Exhibition. Royal Society of British Artists. The Mall Galleries, London 

Multiple Sclerosis Trust, Secret Art Show – 11th

"Artists of fame and Promise" Exhibition of Panter and Hall Artists at the Lloyds Club,  London 

3 man Exhibition: David Howell, David Sawyer and Norman Smith. Wykeham Gallery, Stockbridge, Hampshire.

Group Exhibition of Panter and Hall Artists at the Bloomsbury Art Fair London. July 2012

Group Exhibition - Federation of British Artists at the Mall Galleries, London "Artworks of London - the Olympic host city" 27 July to 13 August 2012

Group Exhibition of Panter and Hall Artists at One New Change, London

Group Exhibition. Stafford Gallery at Wimbledon Fine Art, October 2012

Group Christmas Exhibition at the RAC Clubhouse, London 

2011

Annual Exhibition, Venice in Peril. (Oils) W.H. Patterson Fine Art Ltd, London 

Charity Exhibition, Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund. In the presence of H.R.H The Duke of Edinburgh. London 

2010

Annual Exhibition, Venice in Peril. (Oils) W.H. Patterson Fine Art Ltd,  London 

Annual Exhibition. Royal Society of British Artists. The Mall Galleries, London (Winner of The Arts Club Award)

Group Summer Exhibition. Denise Yapp, Contemporary Art. Mill House, Whitebrook, Monmouth 

Group Summer Exhibition. Thompson's Gallery, Aldeburgh, Suffolk

Group "Ryder Cup" Exhibition. Art @ the Celtic. Celtic Manor Resort Hotel, Coldra Woods, Newport

Group Autumn Exhibition. Thompson's Gallery London 

2009

Annual Exhibition, Venice in Peril. (Oils) W.H. Patterson Fine Art Ltd, London

Annual Exhibition. Royal Society of British Artists. The Mall Galleries, London (Winner of The Artist Magazine Award)

Group Exhibition . "An East Anglian View". Thompson's Gallery, Aldeburgh, Suffolk 

Group Summer Exhibition . Thompson's Gallery, Aldeburgh, Suffolk 

Group Summer Exhibition. Denise Yapp, Contemporary Art. Mill House, Whitebrook, Monmouth 

Paintings available at The Jerram Gallery, Dorset 

3 person Exhibition . The Wykeham Gallery, Hampshire

Christmas Exhibition. Denise Yapp, Contemporary Art. Mill House, Whitebrook, Monmouth 

The Howard de Walden Art Prize Exhibition. Thompson's Gallery London

2008

Annual Exhibition, Venice in Peril. (Oils) W.H. Patterson Fine Art Ltd, London 

"The Watercolour and Drawings Fair" at the Royal Academy of Arts. Represented by Panter & Hall,  London 

Opening Exhibition. Art @ the Celtic. Celtic Manor Resort Hotel, Coldra Woods, Newport

Annual Exhibition. Royal Society of British Artists. The Mall Galleries, London 

Summer Exhibition. Denise Yapp, Contemporary Art. Mill Monmouth

"Artists of Fame and Promise" (Oils) Panter & Hall,  London 

Art London. Royal Hospital Chelsea. Represented by Oakham Contemporary Gallery,  London 

The Affordable Art Fair. Battersea Park, London SW11. Represented by Oakham Contemporary Gallery,  London 

Christmas Exhibition. Denise Yapp, Contemporary Art. Mill House, Monmouth 

Group Exhibition - Ashurts Solicitors – Represented by Panter & Hall,London 

Christmas Exhibition. The Jerram Gallery, Dorset 

2007

Annual Exhibition, Venice in Peril. (Oils) W.H. Patterson Fine Art Ltd, London

Annual Exhibition. Royal Society of British Artists. The Mall Galleries, London 

New Beginnings". Opening Exhibition. Denise Yapp, Contemporary Art. Monmouth

David Sawyer and Ian Weatherhead. Thompson's Gallery Aldeburgh

Opening Exhibiton. Jeremy Barlow Fine Art, Norfolk,

Christmas Exhibition. Denise Yapp, Contemporary Art. Monmouth 

Christmas Exhibition. Oakham Contemporary Gallery. London 

2006

Annual Exhibition, Venice in Peril. (Oils) W.H. Patterson Fine Art Ltd, London 

Annual Exhibition. Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours. The Mall Galleries, London

Annual Exhibition. Royal Society of British Artists. The Mall Galleries, London  (Awarded Education Purchase Prize)

Summer Madness at the Mall Galleries Exhibition. The Mall Galleries, London 

"Selected Works from the Royal Society of British Artists 289th

Landscape paintings in Oil on show and sale. Cross Gate Gallery,Kentucky  USA

Joint Exhibition with David Bachmann and David Howell. The Wykeham Gallery, Hampshire 

Annual Exhibition with Gallery Artists. The Autumn Show. Thompsons Gallery, London 

Christmas Exhibition. Thompson's Gallery, Aldeburgh

2005

Annual Exhibition, Venice in Peril. (Oils) W.H. Patterson Fine Art Ltd, London 

"The Watercolour and Drawings Fair" at the Royal Academy of Arts. Represented by Panter & Hall, London 

Mystery Artists at Tate Britain for Macmillan Cancer Relief. Donated "postcard" oil painting.

"The Spring Show" Joint Exhibition. The Wykeham Gallery,  Hampshire

Annual Exhibition". Ladd Fine Arts, Virginia, USA

Annual Exhibition. Royal Society of British Artists. The Mall Galleries, London  (Winner of the Daler-Rowney Award)

Annual Exhibition – Thompson's Gallery, Aldeburgh

"Artists of Fame and Promise" (Oils) Panter & Hall, London

Joint Exhibition with David Parfitt and John Hoar. Sadler Street Gallery, Somerset

Landscape paintings in Oil on show and sale. Cross Gate Gallery, Kentucky USA

Annual Open Exhibition. New English Arts Club. The Mall Galleries, London

Christmas Exhibition. (Oils) Panter & Hall, London 

Christmas Exhibition. Thompson's Gallery, Aldeburgh 

2004

Annual Exhibition, Venice in Peril. (Oils) W.H. Patterson Fine Art Ltd, London 

Annual Exhibition. Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours. The Mall Galleries, London 

Jean Winter and David Sawyer (Oils & Watercolours). The Sadler Street Gallery, Wells 

Annual Exhibition. Royal Society of British Artists. The Mall Galleries, London 

59th Annual Exhibition. Royal Society of Marine Artists. The Mall Galleries, London 

Marcus Hodge and David Sawyer.Recent Paintings" (Oils and Watercolours). The Wykeham Gallery, Hampshire

Annual Open Exhibition. New English Arts Club. The Mall Galleries, London 

"Artists of Fame and Promise" (Oils) Panter & Hall,  London 

Group Charity Exhibition for the Little Foundation. Cromwell Hospital, London

Christmas Exhibition. (Oils) Panter & Hall, London 

Christmas Exhibition. Thompson's Gallery,  Aldeburgh

Christmas Exhibition. Sadler Street Gallery,Somerset

2003

Annual Exhibition, Venice in Peril. (Oils) W.H. Patterson Fine Art Ltd, London 

"Annual Exhibition 2003" - (Watercolours) Thompsons Gallery, Glos. 

"The London Show" (Oils) 29April – 10 May 2003 Panter and Hall, London 

Annual Exhibition. Royal Society of British Artists. The Mall Galleries, London 

"Artists of Fame and Promise" (Oils) Panter & Hall, London

September Exhibition. The Wykeham Gallery, Hampshire

Annual Open Exhibition. New English Arts Club. The Mall Galleries, London

Annual Exhibition. Royal Society of Marine Artists. The Mall Galleries, London 

Christmas Exhibition. (Oils) Panter & Hall, London

Christmas Exhibition. Thompson's Gallery, London 

Christmas Exhibition. Sadler Street Gallery, Somerset

2002

Annual Exhibition, Venice in Peril. (Oils) W.H. Patterson Fine Art Ltd, London

Easter Exhibition. (Watercolours) Thompson's Gallery, Glos

Alma Wolfson and David Sawyer (Oils and Watercolours). Thompson's Gallery, Glos

Summer Exhibition. Thompson's Gallery, Aldeburgh

The Autumn Show. Thompson's Gallery London

"Artists of Fame and Promise". Panter & Hall, London 

The Christmas Exhibition 2002. Thompson's GalleryLondon 

The Christmas Show. W.H. Patterson Fine Art Ltd, London

Christmas Exhibition. Panter & Hall, London 

Christmas Exhibition. The Wykeham Gallery, Hampshire

2001

Annual Exhibition, Venice in Peril. W.H. Patterson Fine Art Ltd, London 

A Celebration of English Artists. Thompsons Gallery London 

"The World of Watercolour Art Fair at Park Lane Hotel". Represented by Panter & Hall, London 

Annual Exhibition. Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours. The Mall Galleries, London 

Easter Exhibition. Thompson's Gallery,  Glos

Chelsea Art Fair. Chelsea Town Hall, London  Represented by Panter & Hall, London 

Annual Exhibition. Hesketh Hubbard Art Society. The Mall Galleries, London 

Summer Exhibition. Thompson's Gallery, Aldeburgh

The Scottish Show. (Oils) The Caledonian Club, London

"Artists of Fame and Promise". Panter & Hall, London

Anne Cotterill and David Sawyer. (Watercolours) Thompson's Gallery London

The Autumn Show. Thompson's Gallery, Glos

The Christmas Show. W.H. Patterson Fine Art Ltd, London

The Christmas Exhibition. Panter & Hall,  London

Christmas Exhibition. Thompson's Gallery  Glos

Christmas Exhibition. The Wykeham Gallery, Hampshire 

2000

Annual Exhibition, Venice in Peril. W.H. Patterson Fine Art Ltd,  London

A Celebration of English Artists. Thompsons Gallery London

Annual Exhibition. Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours. The Mall Galleries, London 

Easter Exhibition. Thompson's Gallery, Glos

The Sea Show. Thompson's Gallery London

Summer Exhibition. Thompson's Gallery London

Autumn Exhibition. Thompson's Gallery, Glos

"The Affordable Art Fair at Battersea Park". Represented by Panter & Hall London 

Gallery Opening Exhibition. Panter and Hall,London

The Christmas Show. W.H. Patterson Fine Art Ltd, London 

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