November 2014 Exhibition :
12th Nov 2014 Posted in: News 0

Vanessa Clark presents: “poetic liberation of the spirit” New Paintings on Canvas and Works on Paper by David Cottingham. Including the launch of the “Broken Hearts” Series. Hosted and Curated by Vanessa Clark for VC Art Exhibition Dates : 19th-25th November Preview Opening Thursday 20th November  6pm-9pm Calken  Gallery  117 Kensington Church Street, London W8 […]

Its Only Words : My Week in View
14th Oct 2014 Posted in: News 0

Talking about art is often ironic, the work should really speak for itself, or there are two distinct voices going on at the same time which is one original meaning of irony. This week I gave a short talk on my work and then took questions. I am always fascinated to hear what comes out […]

Autumnal : My Week in View
30th Sep 2014 Posted in: News 2

The colours are shifting, autumn is in the air, light is lower and golden, my favourite time of the year is here! This week I am showing a painting in a group show in Chelsea organised by the Riverside Art Group. The RIver Thames is a constant theme in my abstract paintings, particularly the London […]

Blue for You : My Week in View
19th Sep 2014 Posted in: Abstract Paintings, News 0

Blue is the colour of love, that’s my view. It is the colour of our soulful life, the sky, the sea, the blues are all around us. In art it all began with Lapiz Lazullii, a very rare semi precious mineral. During the middle ages and early Renaissance, the Ultramarine pigment, the finest and rarest […]

Joie de Vivre : My Week in View
5th Sep 2014 Posted in: News 0

After a show I always take stock and reflect on its reception, the people I met along the way and the conversation that ensued. This year we had an overwhelmingly positive reaction to the work and also met so many fabulous folk. It is the unexpected encounters and meetings with all manner of people that […]

Meeting in the Park : My Week in View
1st Aug 2014 Posted in: News 0

In two weeks I begin my 3rd annual show at the Ice House Gallery in London’s Holland Park. It is a venue I have come to love, one where I can fully interact with all the wonderful, interesting and sometimes eccentric people who visit the show. For many it is in their garden; the local residents […]

High Clouds : My Week in View
21st Jul 2014 Posted in: Abstract Paintings, News 0

This week the wonderful warm weather has inspired  a painting and a poem. I am also busy preparing new work for my show in Holland Park in August, where you can see this piece amongst a lot of new work. Details to follow next week.   High Clouds in early light across the fields in the […]

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 […]

No Woman No Cry : My Week in View
16th Jun 2014 Posted in: Drawings, News 0

So woman no cry, no, no woman no cry Oh, my little sister Don’t she’d no tears No woman no cry Song titles like artwork titles can be revealing. This week I have worked with a beautiful actress on a series of Ink Drawings, titled “No Woman No Cry”, whilst working we listened to various […]

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 […]