main theme of my work is our relationship with nature
and the landscape.
enjoy working in Oils and two methods of Printmaking:
using oil-based inks. One aspect of
the work I have called
‘Human Traces’: imaginary
landscapes in which there are signs of past habitation.‘Shelter’
is another theme which I have explored with a series of
Cornish Harbour linocuts.
Six of these have
been successfully reproduced as Greeting Cards:
Looe; Falmouth; Low Tide, Polperro;
Padstow; Mousehole and St Ives.
“I have always enjoyed making things. Handling
materials, shaping them and forming them into finished
objects which 'feel right' I find satisfying. I don't
feel the need to 'copy nature' so this allows me to
explore structure, surface and colour with freedom."
The art critic Stella Seaton-Sims writing about the
Birmingham Art Circle and Shapeshifters Exhibition at
the RBSA Gallery, Mar 2016, commenting on my work says:
'Perhaps the winner of the
Birmingham Art Circle President's Award summed up the
exhibition as a whole. Its 'Human Traces', painted in
beautiful mixed blues, ochres and greens - with hints of
structure and line amidst impressions of the natural
world - signified, for me, humanity's existence,
activity and influence on Earth in space ... life's
Copyright David White RBSA 2007. All rights reserved.