A selection of mixed media works on paper

“(David’s) drawings use a range of materials including watercolour, graphite, ink, felt-tip, baby oil and toothpaste, whatever is to hand. This lends immediacy to marks which might be made by pressing, scraping, cutting or rubbing. Each drawing contains elements that are highly controlled and others that allow for “spillages and slippage”; often areas of colour are allowed to bleed into each other.”

“The manner in which the drawings are framed and displayed has an innate quality that is quiet and unassuming.”

“It is the honesty and exposure of these drawings that gives them their immediate and continuing impact. The artist stresses the sensual and personal in their content and handling, and, by extension, the same elements in human relations: such as between mother and child or lovers”

Gill Hedley