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Catching the Light
5th Jun 2019 Posted in: News 0

‘Danse Triptych 2’ (detail; mixed media on paper) David Cottingham, ‘Catching the Light’ “Light moves across a landscape like the dancer moves through space; I am a painter of transient things.” Ealing-based painter and sculptor David Cottingham presents a captivating collection of new work at For Arts Sake this summer, exploring his twin fascinations – the dancer in motion […]

Affordable art Fair 2019
4th Mar 2019 Posted in: News 0

The Affordable Art Fair 7-10 March Battersea Park, London David Cottingham & Vanessa Clark @ VC ART Stand B7 would love to see you at the Affordable Art Fair this March 7-10th. Paintings Drawings and Sculptures

21st Aug 2018 Posted in: News 0

I hope you all had a great summer and enjoyed the return of the Sun to our lives. Now September sees the return of my Open Studio Weekends. These have always been a great opportunity to meet some of you in person and also share my work with a local public. I have made many new […]

Made Visible Video
20th Dec 2017 Posted in: News 0

Made Visible by David Cottingham from D Contemporary on Vimeo.

 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 […]

Autumn Soul
30th Sep 2016 Posted in: Abstract Paintings, News 0

The summer ended with a wonderful late burst of light and energy. I participated in a local Open Studio event, spanning two weekends which proved very rewarding and inspiring. It also provided a great opportunity to meet so many new friends and neighbours we never knew and was a very different experience to showing in […]

In The Studio
6th Sep 2016 Posted in: News 0

The next 2 weekends sees my studio open its doors to the public for the first time, as part of the Ealing BEAT project. All are welcome to drop by and see new work and say hello. As you can see I have several new pieces on display and have tried to show as wide […]