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Light from the Darkness
20th Dec 2019 Posted in: News 0

2019 has been a year of changes for me and it somehow also feels like the world is turning more uncertainly on its axis heading into the new year. It has certainly been a very busy year, in amongst dealing with health issues I have had 4 shows and an open studio event. All have […]

Sept Open Studio Weekends
29th Aug 2019 Posted in: News 0

Please join me for my Open Studio Weekends as part of BEAT the Ealing Art Trail. Sept 6-8th and 13-15th, Friday 4-8pm. Sat & Sunday 11-6pm New work on show including Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture in the newly redecorated studio.   Venue 3 : 26 King Edwards Gardens, W3 9RG Exhibiting times Friday 6th […]

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 […]