David Poxon RI
“I find inspiration in quiet corners of our world which for a few brief moments have taken on a deeper significance to me. The common place or the overlooked become my subject material as nature slowly reclaims that which man has abandoned or cast aside, creating a fragile beauty which is ever changing.”
David works in pure watercolour medium and uses a painstaking multi glazing technique. All paintings begin life as drawings on subject hunting trips. David also make notes and take photos for studio reference. Sometimes up to 17 layers of transparent paint is applied to pre-stretched heavy paper on board. Each application in turn delicately modulating the colours beneath. There is no white paint used at all in any of the paintings, he prefers to preserve areas of the natural paper. This method of working is not quick and requires serious pre-planning, but he loves the painting process and find this way of working gives him the time and space to really get to grips artistically with the places and things he paints. His paintings can take many weeks in the making.
David Poxon was born in the Industrial heartland of England, but now makes his home in the rural countryside of Shropshire, UK. He is an elected member of the prestigious the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours (RI) and serves on the RI Council. He is also a signature member of the National Watercolour Society of America (NWS). In 2015 David served on the jury of selection for the NWS.
Over the years David has won many awards and accolades for the precision and craftsmanship of his paintings. He is the author of two books on drawing techniques, and has contributed many articles to the Art Magazine press and has appeared in numerous art books world wide.
Painting in pure watercolour medium he uses a painstaking multi glazing technique, with sometimes up to 20 layers of transparent paint, each in turn delicately modulating the colours beneath. There is no white paint used at all in any of his works preferring instead to preserve areas of the natural paper, his paintings can take many weeks in the making.
A recurring theme in his work is the reclamation by nature of that which man has created and abandoned, finding renewed life between object and environment.
London RI, Critics Award
Pakistan Lifetime Achievement Award
San Diego USA AWS Global Award 2016
Paris Salon International Alizarine Medale d’ honour
New Orleans USA International First Prize
London RI Winsor & Newton Prize
Los Angeles National Watercolour Society of America Presidents Prize.
Shanghai Bienniale Prize of Excellence
Wolverhampton Art Gallery Curators Award
New York, OK Harris Works of Art, Art of the Real Exhibition
Los Angeles,The National Watercolour Society Gallery, San Pedro
London Chelsea Signet Gallery
Hong Kong Invited International Masters
Shanghai Quanhua Water-media Gallery
Shanghai Biennial, Invited International Artist
Nanjing Invited Artist; 3rd International Exhibition of Contemporary Water-media Masters
Shenzhen Bienniel Exhibition
Tianjin, Watermedia Masters China Tour 2012/2013
Belgium Biennial, Invited International Artist
London National Theatre
London Mall Galleries, Royal Institute annual exhibitions for members.
Edinburgh Open Eye Gallery
Texas Invited artist Artists Changing Tomorrow exhibition
Texas Roundtop, the Gallery at Roundtop, Art of the Real
Greece Thessalonica, Myro Gallery, Invited International artist
London Mall Galleries High Watermark exhibition, joint exhibition of members of the RI and the RWS
London Mall Galleries Threadneedle Prize Exhibitor
London Bankside Gallery, Royal Watercolour Society Open
Wolverhampton City Art Gallery
Birmingham UK City Museum and Art Gallery
Conwy, Royal Cambrian Academy
Nuneaton City Art Gallery.
Reims France Conservatoir
Uckange International Guest of Honour
Paris Biennalle W/C Masters
San Diego W/C International
Singapore W/C Masters International
Bankok . Invited international artist
Qingdao China Invited International w/c master
Vietnam world Master watercolour expo
Korea the Watercolour Triennial
Russia St Petersburg Masters of Watercolour
Italy Aosta Valley 6 World Masters exposition
France Mirepoix City Hall
New Orleans Lousianna w/c expo
Still Life Artists Drawing Bible 2008
Different Strokes Drawing 2008
Different Strokes Watercolour Painting 2008
New Encyclopedia of Watercolour Techniques 2010
L’ Art de Aquarelle 2010
Art of England Magazine
Watercolour Artist Magazine (USA)
Art to Art Pallete (USA)
L’Art de Aquarelle Magazine (France)
Artist and Illustrators Magazine
China Artists Magazine