This Week
13th Nov 2017 Posted in: Abstract Paintings, Dance Paintings, News 0

  ‘Made Visible’- David Cottingham PRIVATE VIEW – Wednesday 22nd November 6-9pm Co-curated by Vanessa Clark and Mara Alves Presented by VC Art and D Contemporary This exciting show is the culmination of a fifteen-year journey for me, studying the art of Dance and indeed a lifetime of working directly from the figure. It represents a coming together […]

Looking Forward, Looking Back
10th Aug 2017 Posted in: Dance Paintings, News 1

  Looking Back I have just returned from Madrid where we managed to catch the anniversary show of Picasso’s “Guernica”. Seeing this masterpiece for the first time was an extraordinary moment for me and a humbling one. As always Picasso’s sureness of line and expressive power carry all before them and in this piece he has […]

Summer of Love, the 50 Year Journey
20th Mar 2017 Posted in: Dance Paintings, Drawings, News 2

Fifty years ago during the 1967 “Summer of Love”, while Hippies were gathering across the world, I began another life-long love affair and started attending Life Drawing Classes at my local Art School in Margate. I remember being somewhat nervous and overawed by the experience but determined to conquer this ultimate drawing challenge.  It was to prove to […]

New Year, New Beginnings
23rd Jan 2017 Posted in: Dance Paintings, News 0

  Greetings and Best Wishes for a great new year. Creatively this is an exciting time for me, as I am working towards a show of new figurative Dance work. I will let you know later when and where this show will take place this year but I already have greatly enjoyed working on this new […]

Dancing in the Dark
7th Jul 2016 Posted in: Abstract Paintings, Dance Paintings, Drawings, News 2

“From the Darkness, Sunrise and Rain”. Two Panels on Canvas Summer is hovering around us, not sure whether it has anything seasonal to wear this year. The longest day passed on a tide of change, the dawning of the age of uncertainty, maybe the 21st Century has finally arrived. In these uncertain times I retreat […]

Park Life : 18th August-1st September
4th Aug 2015 Posted in: Abstract Paintings, Dance Paintings, Drawings, News 1

  My next Holland Park show “The Dancer at the Gates of Dawn” is approaching fast and I want to extend a warm welcome to all who can make it along. Always enjoyable to be there and a great chance to meet up with old friends and greet new faces. My trip to Greece has inspired […]

We Are Stardust : My Week in View
2nd Jul 2015 Posted in: Dance Paintings, News 3

Returning from the delirious Blue Mediterranean Sea and Sky of Greece, where we were completely charmed by the great art and beauty of its museums and islands. Also recharged to produce new figurative and abstract pieces and feeling the power of Mythology to permeate our life and culture. In particular, we were bowled over by […]

Blues for Pablo : My week in View
29th May 2015 Posted in: Abstract Paintings, Dance Paintings, Drawings, News 1

This last few weeks several different influences have occurred simultaneously in my work. Thinking about Picasso, over 40 years after his death he is still very much all around us. Last week one of his works achieved the highest ever price at auction, an extraordinary, mythic, potent artist. He was above all fearless, constantly exploring media […]

Seeing the Light : My Week in View
26th Jun 2014 Posted in: Dance Paintings, Drawings, News 0

“Veronese: Magnificence in Renaissance Venice” at the National Gallery was indeed magnificent. The scale of paintings from that period never fails to amaze. Grandeur of theme and style overwhelms us, as was intended. I would love to try my hand at work on that scale! The number of sacred paintings is of course testament to the […]

Civilisation : My Week in View
6th Jun 2014 Posted in: Dance Paintings, Drawings, News 0

1969 was according to a recent book “the year everything changed”, well it certainly was an important year for me. I finally got accepted into the art school of my choice, St Martins and as the 1960’s came to an end we sat and watched the ridiculous turn into the sublime : Monty Python’s Flying […]