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David Webb

David Webb gained an MA in Fine Art from Canterbury in 2000 before studying at the Cyprus College of Art, where he is a Cornaro Institute Fellow. He received a residency award from the Florence Trust, London, in 2002-3 and took part in the 2006 Triangle Artists’ International Workshop in New York. He is also a fellow of The MacDowell Colony and Yaddo in the USA. He exhibits nationally and internationally. Exhibitions include the Wales Drawing Biennial, Gyumri International Biennial, Armenia, BP Portrait Award at The National Portrait Gallery, Jerwood drawing prize and Jerwood Contemporary Painters. He has work in public and private collections and has shown at MoMA Wales, Long and Ryle, Flowers and Transition Gallery in London, and the Painting Center, New York.

David has won numerous awards including a fellowship from the Gihon River Collective for a residency in summer 2012 at the Vermont Studio Center. In addition he has curated several exhibitions including 'Uncaught Hares' for the Stephen Lawrence Gallery, Greenwich, and has published writing, such as 'Mother Hen' for Garageland Magazine. David has been based at A.P.T. Studios in Deptford since 2003. He has taught Fine Art at Spelthorne College, Middlesex, and as a visiting lecturer at Leeds University. He currently teaches drawing on the attRAct programme at The Royal Academy of Arts and has taught at The Conservatoire since 1999.

Check out David's website: www.davidwebbpaintings.co.uk

If David were stranded on a desert island, the art he would like to have with him would be:
Pietà, Michelangelo
Interior with Aubergines, Henri Matisse
Landscape with a Castle on a Lake Shore, Sassetta (sometimes attributed to Ambrogio Lorenzetti)

"I love to teach because parallel with my own practice I'm interested in encouraging and developing the ongoing discovery of my subject in others; equally celebrating hard work, accidents, chance and fundamental skills.  This comes about through trusting my instincts and those of my students, embracing principles which have endured, while at the same time always looking to innovate."