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Cloud Illusions : My Week in View
8th Jul 2014 Posted in: Abstract Paintings, Drawings 0

  Away from London for a week, needing visual stimulation and inspiration. Sometimes just looking at the sky can be enough. Suffolk skies never let me down, there the sky appears more open and fast-moving and after the often overcast skies of London the effect is exhilarating. Cloud illusions, water vapour light and air all conspire […]

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 […]

Old Scissor Hands, Sense and Sensuality  :  My Week in View
28th May 2014 Posted in: Dance Paintings, Drawings, News 0

Well “Triumph” is the only one word review possible for the Matisse Cut Outs show at Tate Modern. The sheer joie de vivre of this show will sweep all before it. By concentrating only on this late flowering of an extraordinary creative life, it has brought us as close as possible to the mind of a […]

Summer Meeting : My Week in View
20th May 2014 Posted in: News 1

Exhibiting as part of an Artist’s Open House event this week has been a very special experience. Meeting and talking to people who have come to see the art and the artist is something I do not take for granted. Communication is always an issue with art, which is in essence a wordless medium and […]

A Room With A View : My Week in View
12th May 2014 Posted in: Abstract Paintings, Dance Paintings, Drawings, News 0

This weekend and next I am showing work in a beautiful late Georgian London house with large, light rooms. Most people still acquire artworks for their immediate surroundings and it is always good to see paintings hanging in a great domestic space. The quality of light really affects the perception of a work and every […]

Dulwich Festival : Artist Open House
8th May 2014 Posted in: News 0

Hosted by : Margi Woolford 204 Peckham Rye SE22 0LU Internationally acclaimed artist David Cottingham will show his much sort after landscape-inspired Abstract paintings together with his stunning Dance work. The ever-popular Dance Drawings will also be available in a variety of media, including unframed originals and prints. Not to be missed ! OPEN BOTH […]

The Eyes Have It : My Week in View
6th May 2014 Posted in: Dance Paintings, Drawings, News 0

I love to photograph and draw the eyes. The power of eye contact is in our DNA, they are truly the gateway to the soul. When you first learn to draw portraits you are always taught not to begin with the eyes, for good reason, they have a direct power which should not be ignored, […]

The Sun is God : My Week in View
25th Apr 2014 Posted in: News 0

“the Sun is God” are said to be the moving last words uttered by Joseph Mallord William Turner, in my opinion the greatest painter these islands have ever produced. It was his birthday this week, which amazingly he shares with Shakespeare and St Georges Day. Quite a trinity! Our family moved to Margate on the Kent […]