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Oil Painting Masters of Today

David Curtis

Born in Doncaster in 1948, David Curtis headed an engineering design team until 1988 when he became a full time painter. He was elected to the Royal Society of Marine Artists in 1983 and became a member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters in 1988. David won first prize in the Singer and Friedlander/Sunday Times Watercolour Competition in 1992, and has won many other awards for his spectacular art.

Winter 2010 - Misson

David is one of the United Kingdom's most successful, best known artists. His paintings are held in a number of prestigious public and private collections worldwide. He was recently chosen by the Royal family to paint the regimental changing of the military colours ceremony with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Essentially a "Plein air" and figurative painter, working in both oil and watercolours, he is the author of numerous books and has work in collections all over the world. David is the author of A Light Touch: Successful Painting in Oils and A Personal View - The Landscape in Watercolour, both published by David & Charles.

City Skyline - London

A third book and a fifth film, both entitled Light and Mood in Watercolour were published by Crysallis Books and APV Films respectively in 2005. A fourth book, Capture the Moment in Oils, was released in 2007 with a film of the same title by APV Films.

Springtime on the Sandbeck Estate David J. Curtis

Springtime on the Sandbeck Estate - North Yorkshire
Painted en plein air

David's fifth book, Painting with Impact, was released in 2010. And his latest book, Painting on Location: Secrets to Plein air Painting was released in 2013.

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